Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | stick me with your long silver pins (185)

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


Stick me slowly with your long silver pins
So if I cry out and my face pinch
Pity me not, my heart will always win
For courage, I carry within.
In the dusk, if I must, close thee
Right just hush, let my lids shut be
So in the dark, light could be freed
Slipping and sliding to some exotic lands see?
July 2014

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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