Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | Miss Eight (194)

I was born 1971, Phu Nhuan, Saigon, Vietnam. My family and I were a part of the first exodus of boat people after the Vietnam war. In March 1981, we settled in Sydney, Australia. I graduated with a bachelor of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney. I have been translating Vietnamese literature for the past five years in my search to better understand my mother’s language and culture. My translations have been shared through blogging over the past year. I am still a registered pharmacist practicing in Western Sydney. I hope to continue translating, and continue to share Vietnamese art and literature, beyond borders on SONGNGUTAITRAM.

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

Miss Eight

Little Miss Hong, Eight

born August 12th to date


Little dream of a rainbow

climbing turtles in a row

all colour shades of green

all looking for that sheen

a gigantic pot of gold

at the end of her rainbow

Our wise little Miss Eight

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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