Lê Vĩnh Tài | it cried, the poem (82)

Lê Vĩnh Tài, the Vietnamese poet and translator, born 1966 in Buon Ma Thuot, Daklak, Vietnam. The retired doctor is still a resident of the Western Highlands, an acclaimed businessman in Buon Ma Thuot.

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 Lê Vĩnh Tài, translated by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm


the poem

it cried

the poem

face down in its hands

the poem

it’s lonely

the poem

it left you in anger alone…


May 2019


bài thơ

nó khóc

bài thơ

nó úp mặt vào hai bàn tay

bài thơ

nó cô đơn

bài thơ 

nó bỏ bạn một mình trong cơn giận dữ…

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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