Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | a bleeding moon (154)

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

Where do I go
to escape a bleeding moon?
my head spinning, the ire
to sin, burn in a fire
to hell with the reasons and meaningful swoon
I am nothing but nerves and heat
cut me off neat
beat me into a smithering of dying light
I will not fight
stillness is my might.
MAY 2021

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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