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Đinh Trường Chinh | a sidelong look at the darkness (15)

Đinh Trường Chinh born 1970 in Tan Dinh, Saigon, Vietnam. The American-Vietnamese poet and artist, computer engineer currently lives and work in Virginia, U.S.A.

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm, the poet, born 1971 in Phu Nhuan, Saigon, Vietnam. A practicing pharmacist, who currently lives and works in Western Sydney, Australia.

by Đinh Trường Chinh, translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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nhìn nghiêng vào bóng tối

thấy những ngọn sóng trôi

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tan vào ngọn sóng trôi

dưới một trời tinh tú

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với tay vào tinh tú

chạm ngàn giọt lệ tan

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nghe trong giọt lệ tan

những chia lìa nghi ngút

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May 2020

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a sidelong look at the darkness

saw there a drifting wave

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dissolved in the drifting wave

beneath a celestial sky

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reaching for the celestial sky

touched a thousand dissolving teardrops

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felt within a dissolving teardrops

the unthinkable goodbyes

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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