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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | On a hill (71)

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

 

On a hill
I sat very still,
Back against the tree
I saw far as I could see.

Unhappy,
I climbed this very tree
At the top it was windy,
Not shady at all.

It was a summer day,
I then no longer feel so gay.
I fell from atop of that tree,
And even the flees laughed in glee!

ttt

15 September 2014 

 

 

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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