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Nguyễn Đức Sơn| Baby learning to roll (13)

Nguyễn Đức Sơn, the Vietnamese poet was born on November 18, 1937 in Du Khanh village, Thanh Hai district, Ninh Thuan province, originally from Thua Thien Hue. He began writing poetry very early with the pen name Sao Trên Rừng, and other pen names like Sơn Núi. On the morning of June 11, 2020
passed away at the age of 83.

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 Đức Sơn , translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

Baby learning to roll

Hold on and roll my child

Curl up like a chubby little rock and roll

So that life may be more of a stroll

Get use to losing your balance from now on

May 2022

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Nhìn con tập lật

Nắm tay lật úp đi con

Co thân tròn trịa như hòn đá lăn

Muốn cho đời sống không cằn

Tập cho quen mất thăng bằng từ đây

Thơ Nguyễn Đức Sơn 

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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