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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | anh như tảng đá, em là mưa sa (137)

You’re like a rock boulder, me, the falling rain

A lifetime I’ve followed the wind
And you are right there ever since
A lifetime I’ve rounded up the clouds
Gosh the storms by the hour there about

What are you, a rock? Please don’t
Please don’t wait for me.

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

 

You’re like a rock boulder, me, the falling rain

A lifetime I’ve followed the wind
And you are right there ever since
A lifetime I’ve rounded up the clouds
Gosh the storms by the hour there about

What are you, a rock? Please don’t
Please don’t wait for me.

Cả một đời em theo gió

 

Cả một đời anh ở đó chi đâu

Em đuổi theo gió rào mây
Ôi những cơn bão từng giây từng giờ
 
Anh là tảng đá sao? Xin anh đừng
xin anh đừng đợi em.
 

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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