Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | Farewell Friend (84)

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

Today the sky was swarming blue

Seven days since God summoned you

Angels high herald Him nearing

The crowd saw you disappearing

Nigh you are earthly no longer

Love ones silence sorrow thither

Procession procession unfolds

More more hollow hearts ever whole

Take with you our smiles and laughter

Your love stays now and ever after

Your compassion a gift un-end

This moment I farewell you friend.

Feb 13, 2018

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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