Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | Vui, mùi hương nồi cháo buổi chiều thơm phức (274)

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.
(July 2021)

Mở mắt ra sau một giấc ngủ bất ngờ không yên giữa ngày chủ nhật mà được trời tặng một bài thơ rất đẹp…

Như máu vào tim, tôi còn sống. Để ngày mai cày tiếp.

Vui, mùi hương nồi cháo buổi chiều thơm phức.

Tôi yêu tôi trở lại.

May 2022

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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