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Lê Vĩnh Tài | THE LIGHT – ÁNH SÁNG (215)

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 blogger, 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

THE LIGHT

.

the shape of your eyes fine

like the air

the sharpness of a ray of light

cutting vertically the sky

.

your pages of poetry

imprints of a blue horizon

pressed resin

an identification card

_____

 

ÁNH SÁNG 

.

đôi mắt bạn mỏng dánh 

như không khí

sắc nét như tia sáng

cắt dọc trên bầu trời

.

những trang thơ của bạn

in lên bầu trời xanh 

ép nhựa 

như một tấm chứng minh nhân dân

_____

OCTOBER 2020

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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