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Đinh Trường Chinh | recycled – tái sinh (22)

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

.

Waking up

in the middle of the night

.

Rolling in a corner

head kicked in 

.

To lay back down

dreams bound for the garbage bin

.

Tomorrow 

all anew

a beer can

smashed

.

Drink then 

The rest of my shadow

.

June 2018

_____

Bật dậy

giữa bóng tối

.

Đá đầu mình lăn lóc

góc tường

.

Nằm xuống

vất giấc mơ vào thùng rác

.

Ngày mai

có thể mọi thứ được tái sinh

như một lon bia

bẹp dí

.

Tôi lại uống hết

bóng mình

.

January 28th, 2011

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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