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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | THE WEEK – END (5)

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

Born: 1971
Home town: Phu Nhuan, Saigon
Bachelor of Pharmacy, The University of Sydney
Currently lives and work in Western Sydney, Australia
Editor, translator, poet and writer on SONGNGUTAITRAM

by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

THE WEEK – ENDS

Tear it all up

Put it all through the shredder

Throw it all in a furnace

To be sure, take a hammer to it

Let it be ash, gravel, dust

Set it free in the wind

See it drift to the sea

To be sure set it free

Why keep it 

Laden in your gut

Be the whole of your being

“Let it go, let it go…”

(like that childish song)

The shadow 

The shadows

The shadows that follow

All that sorrows.

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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