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Sấu Mã | AN OLD SEASON (2)

Sấu Mã, the poet is a respected professor of literature from midland, Vietnam.

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 Sấu Mã, translated by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm 

AN OLD SEASON

.

Wanting to download an old season

Pondering which folder it should go

Would lose its scent as background

A hassle to find if hidden

Fingers clicking ebbs and tides

… stretching long then… drifting… .

.

March 2019

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MÙA CŨ

.

Muốn download một mùa cũ

Phân vân biết để vào đâu

Đặt màn hình sợ bay hương

Giấu kín muốn tìm lại ngại

Ngón nhấp nhổm đứng ngồi

… nguýt dài và… trôi… .

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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