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Lê Vĩnh Tài | no. 16:1 – if you desire what you’ve never had

Lê Vĩnh Tài, the Vietnamese poet and translator born 1966 in Buon Ma Thuot, Daklak, Vietnam. The retired doctor is still a resident of the Western Highlands, a businessman in Buon Ma Thuot.

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 Lê Vĩnh Tài, translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

if you desire

what you’ve never

had

.

then

you should do

what you dare to never do

_____

nếu bạn muốn

cái mà bạn chưa bao giờ

thì bạn sẽ

làm thứ bạn chưa bao giờ dám

làm

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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