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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | anh như tảng đá, em là mưa sa (137)

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm, the blogger, activist, 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

You’re like a rock boulder, me, the falling rain

A lifetime I’ve followed the wind
And you are right there ever since
A lifetime I’ve rounded up the clouds
Gosh the storms by the hour there about

What are you, a rock? Please don’t
Please don’t wait for me.

Cả một đời em theo gió

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Cả một đời anh ở đó chi đâu

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Em đuổi theo gió rào mây
Ôi những cơn bão từng giây từng giờ
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Anh là tảng đá sao? Xin anh đừng
xin anh đừng đợi em.
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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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