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Margaret Atwood | anh vừa khít với em

Margaret Eleanor Atwood CC OOnt CH FRSC FRSL is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, teacher, environmental activist, and inventor. Born 1939 in Ottawa, Canada.

Lê Vĩnh Tài, a Vietnamese poet and translator, 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.

By Margaret Atwood, translation by Lê Vĩnh Tài

[you fit into me]

 
anh vừa khít với em
như lưỡi câu chui vào con mắt
 
dính lưỡi câu anh
mắt em vẫn mở
 
…….
 
you fit into me
like a hook into an eye
 
a fish hook
an open eye
 
(December 2021)
 

 

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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