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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | Baby fly (45)

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

Baby bay

Vào đêm nay (baby bay)

 

Tay ta sau lưng chói ngay

Ta mù lòa vì em đẹp em có hay

 

Mọi tế bào ta khóc cay 

Ôi baby bay

Để tiếng đập trong tĩnh mạch ta hướng dẫn em thay

Chân trời không một chỗ trốn say

 

Em tuyệt vời

 

Ôi baby bay

Dù ta không được cùng em bay

 

 

Bay

_____

 

Fly baby fly

Into the night sky (fly baby fly)

 

Behind my back, my hands tied

I’m blind by your beauty and I did try

 

Every fibre of my being cries

Fly baby fly

Let the pulse in my veins guide

There in the sky, there’s nowhere to hide

 

You’re glorious

 

Fly baby fly

Though I can’t be by your side

 

Fly 

 

June 2020

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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