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Lê Vĩnh Tài | A FIELD OF INHUMANITY – 10/37

Better a drop of blood
And the heel of a child
Then

Your cruelty
Aiming for the Achilles

By Lê Vĩnh Tài, translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

10.

Better a drop of blood
And the heel of a child
Then

Your cruelty
Aiming for the Achilles

Hence when you bend down to pick up the toy
They had to blindfold you

_____

Chẳng thà là giọt máu
Và cái gót chân của trẻ con
Thì khác

Bạn chơi ác
Nhắm vào ngay gót Achilles

Nên khi bạn cúi xuống cầm lấy đồ chơi
Người ta phải bịt mắt bạn

 

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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