Đinh Trường Chinh | Saigon Cathedral (35)

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

Saigon in the days when the movie has yet end
the continuing trauma of my exile
I’m hanging in the old neighbourhood
in my heart the scattering of(someone’s) burning incense
sài gòn ngày ấy phim chưa đứt
vì tôi hậu chấn kiếp lưu vong
đêm đứng chôn chân ngoài xóm cũ
khói nhang ai thắp rụng trong lòng
thơ, tranh tuổi hoa buổi sáng.7.2021.đtc

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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