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PHOTOGRAPHY POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | Mimosa darling, where are you from?

you cover your faces with masks as blue as the sky
you think you’re clean because you’ve washed your hands
you sleep soundly
believing my destruction isn’t your fault

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POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | Frontline health workers (288)

Lê Vĩnh Tài is a Vietnamese poet, a resident of the West Highlands. A retired medical doctor, currently an acclaimed businessman in Buon Ma Thuot.

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POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | once you’re ready to shine, I shall be the flame (287)

Lê Vĩnh Tài is a Vietnamese poet, a resident of the West Highlands. A retired medical doctor, currently an acclaimed businessman in Buon Ma Thuot.

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PHOTOGRAPHY POETRY/THƠ

Thanh Dang | thanksgiving (2)

Thanh Dang, the American-Vietnamese poet currently lives and work in Houston, Texas

Me – a traveler – fumbling through the jungle of dusks,
Leaving or returning ?
Within the journeys devoid of power
Who am I since I, myself I have lost…

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POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | IT’S SIMPLE, IT’S THE ONE BY OUR SIDE (286)

the echo of the guitar sometimes
cut short
the intimate whispers sometimes so desire
out of nowhere the falling stars
silent
the smoke on the candle still

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PHOTOGRAPHY POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | Tears are as old as the trees (285)

Lê Vĩnh Tài is a Vietnamese poet, a resident of the West Highlands. A retired medical doctor, currently an acclaimed businessman in Buon Ma Thuot.

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PHOTOGRAPHY POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | the smell of rats, mice roasting (240)

Lê Vĩnh Tài is a Vietnamese poet, a resident of the West Highlands. A retired medical doctor, currently an acclaimed businessman in Buon Ma Thuot.

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POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | Slowly, Poetry is dying (282)

Don’t swim out too far though, my dear
But if you do, keep going
Otherwise it’ll be a bother for Poetry to go after you
Otherwise it’ll be a bother for you to return the affection
Then you’ll have to worry about the pitying
Poetry having to do all that sulking

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POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | she is a happy ending (141)

She
is a happy ending
not just anyone could bear
the wait

You’re
a kind of breeze
at the height of a tree
a constant whisper in the embrace
of the wind
_____

Nàng
là một kết thúc có hậu
mà không phải ai cũng chịu
chờ đợi

Bạn
chỉ là một loại gió
mà chiều cao của cái cây
cứ thì thầm trong vòng tay
của gió

Jan 19, 2020

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PHOTOGRAPHY POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | HOW MAY SHE LOVE WITHOUT THE ANXIETY (171)

you’re a little fragile
it’s so hard to breath in this world

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PHOTOGRAPHY POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | We’re the uneducated adults (173)

And
the young, if they give up
because they have no faith
in us being the authoritarian teachers of this world
the way we love
in bed
and she’s too hot

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Wisdom

We’re all in the same boat!

“lucky, the hole isn’t on our end of the boat”

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POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | poetry, not some kind of rage (168)

she wrote
death is not simple
poetry noting nothing but romance
as she left for that
far away place

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POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | How should one savour a woman? (172)

Do you have faith in the wet damp softness
of silk
steeped in mint?

Or are you afraid of the odour and taste
of her sweat?

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POETRY/THƠ

Nguyễn Hàn Chung | My birthday card (2)

Nguyễn Hàn Chung, an American-Vietnamese poet, currently residing in Houston, Texas.

How did all my lovers
managed to get together
just for my birthday card

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Wisdom

Lê Vĩnh Tài

knowing when to end and start a new line does not make you a poet, just like in isolation, not all people in white coats are doctors…

không phải cứ xuống dòng là thành nhà thơ, cũng như trong khu cách ly, không phải ai mặc áo trắng cũng là bác sĩ…

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Wisdom

John Green

“Viết là việc bạn làm một mình. Nó là một nghề cho những người sống nội tâm, họ muốn kể chuyện nhưng họ không muốn nhìn vào mắt bạn khi họ đang kể”

John Green

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POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | the emergency pill (281)

an emergency within an emergency, the poem leaving the house without being fined with the excuse: in need of the emergency pill…

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PHOTOGRAPHY PROSE

Thanh Dang | the rain has stopped (1)

Thanh Dang, the American-Vietnamese poet currently lives and work in Houston, Texas

The water in the garden barely retreated. In view of the low grey sky. In view of the trees stripped of their leaves. The diminished joy. He retreated into his home. He again sat down right in front of Facebook. An established habit. Read. Greet.

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POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | WINTER’S EVE (276)

It was snowing. Half the night he was drunk on the purple liquor
Departing the sombre darkness of humanity, the red flame in their stove. Gosh the dark!