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Nguyễn Đức Sơn | To me (4)

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

To me

Girls, you see

They’ll sit and pee

On The World to then

Never be seen again

—–

April 2022

Tôi thấy

Con gái

Ngồi đái

Trên Trái Đất

Rồi đi đâu mất

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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