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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | allow me the fall (155)

allow me the delusion of a seed
let me bleed
through the cool pungent soil

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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | a bleeding moon (154)

to hell with the reasons and meaningful swoon
I am nothing but nerves and heat
cut me off neat

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Nguyễn Lãm Thắng | WITHIN THE FALLING BREATHS (35)

Upon the night path fell the crumbling breaths
The blood won’t be returning to those cold hands
I heard clearly the words spelled out via the smoky incense
I must leave soon, it was time

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Đỗ Khiêm | A WOMAN’S DESIRE – THỊ DÂM (1)

(Those who have looked at a woman with sinful intent have already in their heart the desire – Matthieu)

(Ai nhìn phụ nữ mà ước ao phạm tội thì đã tà dâm trong lòng rồi – Matthieu )

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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | I walked with thee (153)

I walked with thee in darkness
Cooled by Autumn’s air
Warmed by thy company
The city far glowing fair…

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Alăng Văn Gáo | In Spite of it (1)

I’m going to continue
the path beneath my feet
the path within my heart
within my mind
the brilliant light

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Lê Vĩnh Tài | Who should I be? (271)

What are you
to cause the death of all colours
as soon as your nail polish dries up

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Lê Vĩnh Tài | through the howling flames (270)

through the howling flames
the poem on fire couldn’t be contacted
the poet has run away
escaped the smell of burning flesh
and the reader now dead on a high
with demons

the bait inside the traps were the losers
who did once held a prize
who did once had a glimpse of those ridiculous kings
the greed has turned everything into ghosts

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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | This coldest winter’s eve (73)

This coldest winter’s eve
I carried thee in my heart
Thee a broken shattered shell
Soul shining in moonlight

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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | I’m content on my tiny isle. (145)

I’m content on my tiny isle.

I accept and respect(admire) the arrogance of the mountain.

But no anthill from a cave should echo such sentiments without thought.

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Lê Vĩnh Tài | I wish for more rain (266)

I want the water to be less salty
like my tears
I want more thunder
to drown out the sound
of a song I love

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Hứa Hiếu | thE pOrtrAIt (18)

the portrait contains many crooked
outlines unacceptable
at face value, or hints of intricate questions
in every swaying sips of wine always the question of the odd
nonsense accepted
from so many words
the contradiction, and even in the gloom
its character
I can’t lie, if you have a few minutes spare

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Anonymous | Chuyến Bay Cuối Cùng – The final flight (151)

Đừng khóc vì tôi, vì tôi không còn bị ràng buộc nữa
Tôi sẽ đi tiếp theo con đường Thượng Đế đã dành cho tôi.
Tôi đã nắm lấy tay Ngài ngay lúc Ngài đã gọi tôi,
Tôi quay lưng đi và đã để lại mọi thứ.

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free,
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard his call,
I turned my back and left it all.

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Lê Vĩnh Tài | rage, rage on (268)

their outcries in hints of lightning
lightning advancing quietly into the night
the last of them
the last of them crying even when
their most feeble gestures were dances
by a fresh spring
a defense against the destruction of light

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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | Is passion an invention for the young? (149)

At what age are you expired?

too old for sex
too old for romance
too old to exist.

The cold is seeping into my bones
and my mind is stiff with desire.

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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | a wildflower that rarely blooms – một loại hoa dại hiếm nở (147)

I’ve told you dear

I’m a wildflower that rarely blooms

Thorny dessicated in the middle of a desert

Cut me open and all you’ll find is fibrous roots and tears.

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Đinh Trường Chinh | romancing Quỳnh Hương

By Đinh Trường Chinh trong thời buổi nhiễu nhương tột cùng lãng mạn chưa bao giờ là cuộc trốn chạy an toàn thơ mộng không là cách tôn giáo chỉ là sự đầu hàng hay, nó chỉ là cách dằn xuống những con sóng lên cao trong tâm hồn ? một tâm hồn dường như […]

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Hoàng Xuân Sơn | L e A n ing s T ars (13)

Listen to the sea afternoon
drag away with it the memories
the footprints on the sand
the pits left behind by bombs in the forest
the pools full of tears
the fresh mud and devastation

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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | anh như tảng đá, em là mưa sa (137)

You’re like a rock boulder, me, the falling rain

A lifetime I’ve followed the wind
And you are right there ever since
A lifetime I’ve rounded up the clouds
Gosh the storms by the hour there about

What are you, a rock? Please don’t
Please don’t wait for me.

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Tô Thùy Yên | DECEMBRE BLUES (1:1)

Eight years I hid in mine heart
The travelling sword of my youth
For the morrow sky returns
Myself forth brings a tornado.

The new year your son can’t come home
Mountains rivers still part the hearts,
In love sends wishes aged old
Mum and dad are bamboo blooming.