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ART POETRY/THƠ

Đinh Trường Chinh | share (30)

share till the time falls in a crumbling mess
share the laziness in memories of sound sleeping

share a hand full of memories barely
share the night of endless butterflies
(in our stomach)
barely and it was day

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ART

Đinh Trường Chinh | hung by the window

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ART POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | There’s still one way – Vẫn có một cách (58)

You shall walk alone in the dark
Tripping on your own thoughts
To after rise
Beneath the Sunlight

You will set free the truth
Allowing the vines of others to latch onto
The souls you’ll find
Residing in the Clouds and the Leaves

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ART POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | the ache ever budging (26)

you touch it
and know its eyelids
made of coral
more beautiful than jade

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ART POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | you’re not an alcoholic (38)

you drank
straight from the bottle
but choking a little on the poetry

it in a scuffle fell, broke
into shards
cutting the skin

hence each time you want to love
you bleed
to death…

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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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SHORT STORIES/TRUYỆN NGẮN

Trần Băng Khuê | The Vows (6)

The moon was bright red. My fingers in the dirt. The lumps of soft earth broke away, revealing a tongue that has disintegrated, turned black. My useless tongue. The tongue that could not keep its word. Then suddenly there it was, I discovered another tongue by it. It was tarried by the soil, but it was still clear that it was still fresh, its flesh damp with blood. I was very confused, for sure I had never buried such a tongue. Who’s tongue is this? Where did it come from? Why would anyone want to cut their tongue off and bury it as I did?

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POETRY/THƠ

Võ Thị Như Mai | Trâm

Võ Thị Như Mai, the poet, my compatriot from Western Australia. Where Margaret river flows with fine Australian wine. 
I’m thankful for her kind words in the vernacular of my mother’s tongue.
Always grateful,

Trâm

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ART POETRY/THƠ

Đinh Trường Chinh | I came across (29)

I came across
quickly across
someone’s shadow
frozen solid on the ground
a shadow
not mine.

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POETRY/THƠ

Hoàng Xuân Sơn | THE FACE OF REALITY (5)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KwIDQgfozTHFkcw9Hr9EFC9JMtyevdoj/view?usp=drivesdk
A snow freckleface
taking up half of a hallow spirit
with one sole purpose through time
stripping the liberty of those in the streets

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ART POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | Night (92)

how could you not know that I love
the glaring night sharp prickly and sad 
numbing pain in each ray of morning light 
the orange-yellow laced with lonely purple

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POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | it cried, the poem (82)

it left you in anger alone

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ART

Đinh Trường Chinh | Thích Tuệ Sỹ

đầu năm
vẽ một vị sư

oil.on.canvas.đtc.2.2020

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ART

Đinh Trường Chinh | Thích Tuệ Sỹ

leaving work in the afternoon, cutting through a patch of snowed in forest. home, turned on the yellow light, drew the portrait with fingers still stiff with the cold … “who’s aware that they’ve turned grey only because they love the dying light of a candle the forest late at night by the cold dead […]

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ART

Đinh Trường Chinh | Saint Valentine

Oil on canvas by đtc

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ART POETRY/THƠ

Pháp Hoan | Movement (32)

The rain (falling)
The wind (blowing)
The clouds (drifting)

Between day and night
Life
Between you and me
A verb

           Love 

Repeatedly
After each consecration

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POETRY/THƠ

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | MY BABY BLUE (80)

When I’m blue
Will you be true
As if on cue
Sit here by this stool

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ART

Đinh Trường Chinh | into the snow domain this morning

http://etetet.net/upload/dinhchinh/MP3/nw.mp3 đi vào rừng tuyết sáng nay …illustration.đtc

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ART

Đinh Trường Chinh | the snow falls still

tuyết vẫn rơi …

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PHOTOGRAPHY POETRY/THƠ

Ngọc Thủy | as the tears come (4)

head towards the Sun
crawl across the dark valleys
I’m steeped in the deluge
the arid sunlight, a new season