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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | I have your word (24)

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

“Clear and sweet is my soul, and clear and sweet is all that is not my soul.”

Walt Whitman

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

 

I have your word

I don’t know if it’s enough

But shovel it into a box you think, mould it into a convention?

In convention, we are cheats, the worst kind of liars

Be it, but I won’t.

 

You are free

but I will take your words as mine.

 

Mine alone, you know this.

You are free.

 

You are the eagle, the trees

they rhyme, do you see?

You are free.

 

14.10.20

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

4 replies on “Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | I have your word (24)”

This is so powerful… Wow. So much emotion, feeling, and rhythm in this–I am always mesmerized and amazed by your work, the figurative imagery is out of this world. ❤ Such beautiful, mind-blowing poetry.

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