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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | I witnessed it (9)

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 Thị Phương Trâm (for Boo)

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I witnessed it

From that dark corner in the basement 

You’ve inspired them

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The pungent linseed and turpentine

The splitting headaches unkind

The sleepless nights’ pines

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Sweeping yellows and sombre blues

The dark sneaking(always) through

Why? (Should you let it go!)

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Ripping at the dark bleeding red 

The night pulling the strings

Fuck Destiny your master!

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OCTOBER 2019

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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