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Đinh Trường Chinh | Soundly asleep the night (12)

Đinh Trường Chinh born 1970 in Hue, Vietnam. The American-Vietnamese poet and artist, computer engineer currently lives and work in Virginia, U.S.A.

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm, the poet, born 1971 in Phu Nhuan, Saigon, Vietnam. A practicing pharmacist, who currently lives and works in Western Sydney, Australia.

By Đinh Trường Chinh , translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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soundly asleep the night

soundly asleep the rows of trees

sounding suddenly upon rooftops falling stars

.

on a rooftop

woke a cat just

searching for a new love 

.

December 2020

_____

đêm ngủ yên

những hàng cây ngủ yên

tiếng sao rơi xuống những mái nhà

.

trên mái nhà

một con mèo vừa thức dậy

để đi tìm một cuộc tình khác

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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