Lê Vĩnh Tài | love, it turns you (253)

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 poet and translator, born 1971 in Phu Nhuan, Saigon, Vietnam. The pharmacist currently lives and works in Western Sydney, Australia.

A poem in Vietnamese by Lê Vĩnh Tài, translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm


love, it turns you
endlessly blue
and you’ll regret it(this is true)
when Madame up and left, and you
are, still, with not a clue!

Okay I put spin on Lê Vĩnh Tài ‘s short verse 😁

tình yêu
nó khiến bạn trở nên xanh biếc
để cho bạn tiếc
lúc nàng bỏ đi…


APRIL 2021



By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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