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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm |I’m up at sunrise in quiet mist (79)

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

I’m up at sunrise in quiet mist
Even in sleep I could not hid
Pink purple light framed dark curtains
The universe still that certain.

Sleep I sleep I sleep dying neat
Sweaty summer sheets dead in heat
Fan buzzing fuzzing a new day
Tis so so hard just to be gay

February 2, 2018

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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