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Lê Vĩnh Tài | Hypocrite is the guy who nailed Jesus to the cross. (298)

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

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

By Lê Vĩnh Tài, translated by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

 

Hypocrites makes a show of benevolence 

 

the morally superior are always forgiving human beings

the morally superior are always forgiving humans

the morally superior are always forgiving

the morally superior are always

the morally superior are

the morally superior

the moral

the

 

the flowers breaking out in a sweat trying to bloom

 

những kẻ đạo đức giả hay tỏ ra nhân hậu

những kẻ đạo đức giả hay tỏ ra nhân

những kẻ đạo đức giả hay tỏ ra

những kẻ đạo đức giả hay tỏ

những kẻ đạo đức giả hay

những kẻ đạo đức giả

những kẻ đạo đức

những kẻ đạo

những kẻ

những

 

những bông hoa lo nở đổ mồ hôi…

 

 

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

13 replies on “Lê Vĩnh Tài | Hypocrite is the guy who nailed Jesus to the cross. (298)”

After he nailed Jesus to the cross, the centurion saw the darkness descend, witnessed the earthquake and heard Jesus say: ” Father forgive them for they know not what they do”. It was then that the centurion declared: “Truly this was the Son of God!”
Grace & Peace,
Ron

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