Đinh Trường Chinh | Soundly asleep the night (12)

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


soundly asleep the night

soundly asleep the rows of trees

sounding suddenly upon rooftops falling stars


on a rooftop

woke a cat just

searching for a new love 


December 2020


đêm ngủ yên

những hàng cây ngủ yên

tiếng sao rơi xuống những mái nhà


trên mái nhà

một con mèo vừa thức dậy

để đi tìm một cuộc tình khác

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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