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Sấu Mã | THE ORIGIN – MẪU GỐC (9)

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 ORIGIN

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That fresh plate of fruit in your room

Swallowing my saliva 

Peeved you didn’t invite me

To see the exhibition

Ah 

It’s plastic

Those paintings, paintings and the crowd

Pointing 

A torrent of chit chat like the tides.

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April 2019

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MẪU GỐC

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Đĩa trái tươi phòng anh 

Tôi nuốt nước bọt

Hậm hực vì chẳng thấy mời

Xem triển lãm

À

Nó bằng nhựa

Những tranh, tranh và đám đông 

Chỉ trỏ

Tiếng chem chép như thủy triều.

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8/2/2017

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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