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POETRY/THƠ

TWO POEMS – HAI BÀI THƠ (123)

I’m 54 when I was 6 years old
48 years ago
I had never imagined
now the only thing to
do
is Facebook

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POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | no. 18:30 – she said you should suck me out, to get a better view

she stated
you should suck me out, to see
clearer

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POETRY/THƠ

IN EACH OTHER’S EYES SEE- NHÌN VÀO MẮT NHAU (5)

By Đình Nguyên, translated by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm   Looking into your eyes I saw Love    In those sound eyes Not  a word But so much has been said   Each day  We should look into each other’s eyes To see in there the love In there the spirit In there the universe […]

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POETRY/THƠ

Đình Nguyên | Ăn mòn – Corrosion— L I T V I E T

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm dịch sang tiếng Anh Niềm tin như những hạt mưa hiếm hoirơi xuống cho những ai may mắncòn giữ được miếng vải lương tridệt bằng ngôn ngữ chân thành via Đình Nguyên | Ăn mòn — L I T V I E T

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POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài |a poet died in the trees (107)

a poet died in the trees
his breath lingers still
slow, slowly…

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POETRY/THƠ

FOUR POEMS – BỐN BÀI THƠ (167)

perhaps the virus has touched you 
with its finger

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POETRY/THƠ

IMPOSTOR – MẠO DANH (163)

By Lê Vĩnh Tài, translated by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm   until you recognize you’re an impostor   you do what others dare not afraid of the tribulation   you’re a teacher without lecture notes using dressings to treat broken bones   your  actions attracting  stares annoyance   you failed to remember in your own […]

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POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | APRIL – THÁNG 4 (162)

popping up around town
a child dancing
powerless in notes of sadness and death
hunger isn’t imagined
we farewell the grey days
mid the note

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POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | EYES, A STAR & YOU – ĐÔI MẮT, NGÔI SAO & BẠN (161)

your eyes full of the water of an ocean when you’re sad
your eyes like the sunset when you’re angry
your eyes blossom when you’re full of joy
your eyes embittered when you’re cowardly

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POETRY/THƠ

A WET SOUVENIR – KỶ NIỆM BỊ ƯỚT (170)

By Lê Vĩnh Tài, translated by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm   In a bar, she sat facing him.   He stared at her the entire time until she stood up.   She walked over, placing a finger on his lips and said: You should spit them out.   So he spits out all his memories, […]

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SHORT STORIES/TRUYỆN NGẮN

Nguyễn Văn Thiện | Bướm trên núi cao – Butterflies high in the mountains — L I T V I E T

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm dịch sang tiếng Anh Tây nguyên chớm vào mùa mưa, chớm mùa mưa cũng là bắt đầu mùa bướm. Bướm nhiều vô kể, mà tôi thì rảnh vô cùng. Buổi sáng, không biết làm gì, tôi đi xem bướm, buổi chiều, không biết làm gì, tôi đuổi theo bướm, buổi tối […] […]

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EPIC POEM/TRƯỜNG CA

Lê Vĩnh Tài | Bài trường ca của một người đã chết, nhưng vẫn còn sống trong sự thật – Chronicles of a dead person living still with the truth — L I T V I E T

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm dịch sang tiếng Anh 1.khi các ông vua ra điđể lại cho mọi ngườinhững di tích nhiều khi đáng quên bạn không để lại vương miệnchỉ những mảnh xươngtan thành bụi… và bạn phát sáng không cần ngai vàngmáu không thể chảykhi người ta đã chếtsự thật muôn đời không thể […] […]

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Fiction

A second dream

The theatre is lofty but stifled by the smell of stale popcorn and sugary fizzed off beverages. I’m warm in my daughter’s corduroy faux fur trim jacket, a little long on me but light like her awkward grown-up hugs. Chin up, I swallowed the tears buried beneath the half battered lash extensions. The movie is […]

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Fiction

Pretty girl

Pretty girl, her papa is sad and her mama angry. Her brother is gone. They were a family. Pretty girl, loves peanut butter, chopped almonds, and the bloody steaks. The homo-sapiens, they, with their tainted heart, could never mar her loyalty, nor unconditional love.

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Fiction

Compassionate Fatigue

I am bombarded with sadness, thus all I want to do is to shut the door. They tell me they only have a few months; they tell me their wife have left them. I only know drugs, I feel nothing but resentment for their misfortune. A moment in the life of a pharmacist. Suy giảm […]

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Fiction

Justice

Justice and truth never equate to clarity. The virtuous exclaim lies vocally their right to conquer. I no longer pity them as my heart is overwhelmed by compassion for their victims.

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Poetry

By Jamus

Roses are red Violets are blue The greatest phở ever Is made by you  

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POETRY/THƠ

Melancholy

I’m sad and I don’t know why I’ve had and I want more tries I’m glad and still, the heart dies I’m mad there’s nowhere to hide

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POETRY/THƠ

Kisses be

by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm soft on eyelids gentle as the wind — butterflies wet like a midday summer downpour —sticky sweaty sweet knots of rolling thunder —chills tingling down swollen petals and soft centres —wet

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SHORT STORIES/TRUYỆN NGẮN

23rd Anniversary

I discovered the beauty of henna, my hair is the texture and gloss of what I had always dreamt of. I am a small measure of my 24-year-old self, unimaginable that my children in a few years be that. Commuting from our city to suburbia, I am a little tipsy on the spicy pinot noir […]