Categories
POETRY/THƠ

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | your history – đời bạn (16)

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm, the poet, born 1971 in Phu Nhuan, Saigon, Vietnam. A practicing pharmacist, who currently lives and works in Western Sydney, Australia.

Lê Vĩnh Tài, the translator, an acclaimed Vietnamese poet, born 1966 in Buon Ma Thuot, Daklak, Vietnam. The retired doctor is still a resident of the West Highlands, an acclaimed businessman in Buon Ma Thuot.

by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm, translation by Lê Vĩnh Tài

_____

your history

the daunting blue sky

pure spirit

came crashing

+

I am an exhilarating mess.

The blue of a flame.

_____

đời bạn

một bầu trời xanh đáng sợ

bạn hồn nhiên trong sáng

đến mức đáng sợ

+

và bạn còn đổ nợ

vài lần nữa

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s