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Nguyễn Lãm Thắng | you’re as irresistible as flowing water (24)

Nguyễn Lãm Thắng

Born August 14th, 1973, writes under many pseudonyms: Nguyễn Lãm Thắng, Lam Thuỵ, Trà Thị Kim Xuyến and as a children’s author: Nguyễn Trần Bảo Nghi, Du Lãm, Nhật Quang, Nguyễn Trần Khải Tú…
Hometown: Tịnh Đông Tây, Đại Lãnh, Đại Lộc, Quảng Nam.
Bachelor of Arts and Literature at The University of Huế, 1998.
Master in Hán-Nôm, the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, The National University of Hà Nội, 2011.
Ph.D. in Linguistics, The Faculty of Science, The University of Huế, 2014.

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 Nguyễn Lãm Thắng, translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

you’re as irresistible as flowing water

you’re as irresistible as flowing water

how could I possibly

keep up 

knowing 

you could

in moments

carry me away

March 2021

em đẹp như dòng nước chảy

em đẹp

như dòng nước chảy

tôi

không bao giờ đuổi kịp

biết rằng

em

có thể cuốn tôi đi

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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