Sấu Mã | LEAVING – RA ĐI (5)

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



The journeys listless

After this journey be others still

The mountainous avalanche journeys


Stop packing

The deep had to yawn

Fine you may bite


I am not leaving.


June 2019




Thẫn thờ những cuộc ra đi

Sau ra đi này còn ra đi nữa

Những ra đi núi lở

Ngừng xếp hành trang

Vực sâu đã ngáp 

Ừ cho mày đớp 


Mình không ra đi.



By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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