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Sấu Mã | THE SCENT OF POETRY – MÙI THƠ (10)

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 SCENT OF POETRY

.

Outbidding the entire autumn

Binding numerous seasons of poetic 

Blooms of pomme de lait

.

Night

Ajar

Sticky thick with the sweet smell of poetry 

.

September 2019

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MÙI THƠ

.

Bao thầu cả mùa thu

Buộc nốt mấy mùa thơ

Hoa sữa

.

Đêm

Hé cửa

Đùng đục một mùi thơ nẫu lòng.

.

26/9/2019

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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