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Sấu Mã | THE NET – GIÃY LƯỚI (8)

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, translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

THE NET

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Do trees believe it would grow?

Do rivers believe it could flow?

How come the mountain there gets to stand and sit?

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Then again there’s always the exception

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The exception – the baiting of humanity

Watching

A fish squirming in the net.

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July 2019

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GIÃY LƯỚI

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Cây có tin cây được lớn?

Sông có tin sông được trôi?

Sao núi kia cũng nhấp nhổm đứng ngồi?

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Đúng ra thì luôn có ngoại lệ

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Ngoại lệ – mồi nhử nhân gian

Xem

Cá ùm ùm giãy lưới.

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3/12/2016

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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