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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | I love to play drum for you dear (34)

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

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

Chị ơi em đánh trống cho chị nghe,
Rum rúm, búm bùm bum to lớn nè!
Chị ơi, em thích ca bài ca,
Hoa nở tươi vàng dưới nắng hè!

I love to play drum for you dear,
Boom boom, brume broom, loud and near!
As buds blooms in the summer’s Sun,
For you, my voice sang sweet and clear!

Feb. 2015

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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