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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | THE ISLE (52)

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

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

 

THE ISLE

 

On her tiny little island

Carved out by her father

She sat and pondered the universe.

 

All that’s written on the map of the sky

Is fate?

“No” croaked the small frog in her small lake.

“It is just a series of probabilities.” 

 

She stared at her tiny raft. 

The glaring ocean.

 

August 2019

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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