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Sấu Mã | RAIN ARTIST – HOẠ SĨ MƯA (1)

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

RAIN ARTIST

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Drew flowers

Without the blooms

Just stems

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The portrait denied display

Seems inhuman

The dragonfly

Perched on the stem tip

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After many years forgets to fly.

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April 2019

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HOẠ SĨ MƯA

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Vẽ hoa

Không tràng hoa

Chỉ cuống

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Bức tranh bị từ chối trưng bày

Thấy bất nhẫn 

Con chuồn chuồn

Đậu lên đầu cuống

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Bao năm rồi quên bay.

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22/4/2019

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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