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Đình Nguyên | My departure (26)

The dusk from long ago
afloat drifting
a flicker from within memory
appeared
a distant red eye
fell to the depth of the closing day
in
my departure

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POETRY/THƠ

Đình Nguyên | Erased (11)

The joy and sadness (are us)
the moments (are us in celebration and loss)
the river (is us being cleansed and sinking)
on your side
life is the accumulation of such things
thrown away
now you are no more on your side

Ah! The moments – The river –You.

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POETRY/THƠ

Đình Nguyên | I am Vietnamese (25)

Thereafter in an affidavit
I became an American citizen
I am still Vietnamese

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ART POETRY/THƠ

Đình Nguyên | Spring is in the air (23)

Your heart
trimmed in snowflakes
imprinted
speckled

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POETRY/THƠ

Đình Nguyên | Holding on (24)

January light viewed through a foreigner’s eyes
How many could attain such intimate moments
Rolling out the endlessly vast separation
Trapping our soul in earnest yearning each spring

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POETRY/THƠ

Đình Nguyên | Thee leaving astride the night (22)

The south falling in autumn
Ears for distant sounds sitting by the moment
Hugging one’s shoulders on the verge of the day

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POETRY/THƠ

Đình Nguyên | A whale’s ambition (3)

The noise
grew wings took flight
piercing
the Sun
opening
the door of time

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ART

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | Đình Nguyên

Pencil sketch

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ART

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | Đình Nguyên

Pencil sketch

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POETRY/THƠ

Đình Nguyên | An ancient light (1)

a heart warm waiting for a return
feet upon a piece of homeland
fallen decrepit

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PHOTOGRAPHY POETRY/THƠ

Đình Nguyên | We reside at the peak of our dreams (9)

Into the night the falling laughter
Easing the ripple of this life
The rise and fall of human fate

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PHOTOGRAPHY POETRY/THƠ

Đình Nguyên |A bird amidst the sky (4)

by Đình Nguyên, translated by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

A bird amidst the sky

Alone quiet words sigh calmness

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POETRY/THƠ

Đình Nguyên | Undo the leather under armour (6)

Take a moment
lean into a place
rest

Wait for the falling star
this night

Undo 

the under armour leather

drop the belt

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POETRY/THƠ

Đình Nguyên | Ask the rocks the heart of the earth (21)

A shimmering rendezvous at the tempest of heat
In waves of cool and warmth the delving limbs
Therein the Easter of countless lifetimes
The serendipitous rhythmic notes of spring

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POETRY/THƠ

Đình Nguyên | Coffee (20)

Morning coffee
we
see
the coffee
in drops fell

Each coffee
drop
a tiny pair of eyes
opening up

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POETRY/THƠ

Đình Nguyên | My love, to the very last drop (19)

In the glorious sunlight pour
drink my love
to the very last drop of tea, wine

Upon my cravings the very last drop
on your lips

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POETRY/THƠ

Đình Nguyên | a breeze in passing (18)

drawn upon her face
a portrait of icy grey

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ART

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm|Đình Nguyên

Đình Nguyên, Vietnamese-American Poet and freelance photographer. Pencil sketch.

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ART

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm|Đình Nguyên

Đình Nguyên & daughter, Vietnamese-American Poet and freelancer. Pencil sketch.

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Đình Nguyên | Prayers (17)

The excruciating pain beneath all their scars
The sudden massacre by blood thirsting terrorist
Even after their death
they continued in their oblivion
why am I still in pain