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Lê Vĩnh Tài | MY HOMELAND A HUNDRED YEARS AGO – 6

night
resounding in the sightless borough
your eyes, child
but the dream is not yours

the truth is the smoke in a forest burning

By Lê Vĩnh Tài, translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

night
resounding in the sightless borough
your eyes, child
but the dream is not yours

the truth is the smoke in a forest burning
_____

đêm ơi
vọng âm dọc thành phố mù loà này
mắt của em
nhưng giấc mơ không phải của em

chỉ có khói đốt rừng là thật

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

There's magic in translating a body of work from one language to another.

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