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EPIC POEM/TRƯỜNG CA

Lê Vĩnh Tài | TIBET – BÀI TRƯỜNG CA TÂY TẠNG

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.

The original epic poem was published in 2015, and I had began the translation of Tibet by Lê Vĩnh Tài​ mid July 2019, it took me more than two years to fully finalised and published the translation on #songngutaitram .

I’m hoping to one day get the opportunity to read this incredible poem for you live.

you stand
silent
a mountain imposing
into the clouds biting
two arms two wings
flying…
_____
người đứng
lặng im
sừng sững như một ngọn núi
cắn vào mây
hai tay hai cánh
bay…

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POETRY/THƠ

Vũ Hoàng Thư | Poetry(2)

Vũ Hoàng Thư is a Vietnamese-American poet, who currently lives in Fountain Valley, California.

Thơ không bao giờ nói hết? Hay ta không thể nói hết về Thơ? Một câu hỏi muôn đời vì Thơ là một cái gì ta vươn tới, một mục tiêu bất khả đạt, nó tiếp tục di dời trong vô vọng của kẻ làm thơ. Nếu không Thơ sẽ ngừng hiện hữu.

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POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | TIBET (10/10)

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.

The original epic poem was published in 2015, and I had began the translation of Tibet by Lê Vĩnh Tài​ mid July 2019, it took me more than a year to fully finalised and published the translation on #songngutaitram .

I’m hoping to one day get the opportunity to read this incredible poem for you live.

you stand
silent
a mountain imposing
into the clouds biting
two arms two wings
flying…
_____
người đứng
lặng im
sừng sững như một ngọn núi
cắn vào mây
hai tay hai cánh
bay…

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POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | TIBET (9/10)

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.

The original epic poem was published in 2015, and I had began the translation of Tibet by Lê Vĩnh Tài​ mid July 2019, it took me more than a year to fully finalised and published the translation on #songngutaitram .

I’m hoping to one day get the opportunity to read this incredible poem for you live.

you stand
silent
a mountain imposing
into the clouds biting
two arms two wings
flying…
_____
người đứng
lặng im
sừng sững như một ngọn núi
cắn vào mây
hai tay hai cánh
bay…

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ART POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | TIBET (8/10)

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.

The original epic poem was published in 2015, and I had began the translation of Tibet by Lê Vĩnh Tài​ mid July 2019, it took me more than a year to fully finalised and published the translation on #songngutaitram .

I’m hoping to one day get the opportunity to read this incredible poem for you live.

you stand
silent
a mountain imposing
into the clouds biting
two arms two wings
flying…
_____
người đứng
lặng im
sừng sững như một ngọn núi
cắn vào mây
hai tay hai cánh
bay…

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POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | TIBET (7/10)

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.

The original epic poem was published in 2015, and I had began the translation of Tibet by Lê Vĩnh Tài​ mid July 2019, it took me more than a year to fully finalised and published the translation on #songngutaitram .

I’m hoping to one day get the opportunity to read this incredible poem for you live.

you stand
silent
a mountain imposing
into the clouds biting
two arms two wings
flying…
_____
người đứng
lặng im
sừng sững như một ngọn núi
cắn vào mây
hai tay hai cánh
bay…

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POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | TIBET (6/10)

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.

The original epic poem was published in 2015, and I had began the translation of Tibet by Lê Vĩnh Tài​ mid July 2019, it took me more than a year to fully finalised and published the translation on #songngutaitram .

I’m hoping to one day get the opportunity to read this incredible poem for you live.

you stand
silent
a mountain imposing
into the clouds biting
two arms two wings
flying…
_____
người đứng
lặng im
sừng sững như một ngọn núi
cắn vào mây
hai tay hai cánh
bay…

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POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | TIBET (5/10)

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.

The original epic poem was published in 2015, and I had began the translation of Tibet by Lê Vĩnh Tài​ mid July 2019, it took me more than a year to fully finalised and published the translation on #songngutaitram .

I’m hoping to one day get the opportunity to read this incredible poem for you live.

you stand
silent
a mountain imposing
into the clouds biting
two arms two wings
flying…
_____
người đứng
lặng im
sừng sững như một ngọn núi
cắn vào mây
hai tay hai cánh
bay…

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POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | TIBET (4/10)

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.

The original epic poem was published in 2015, and I had began the translation of Tibet by Lê Vĩnh Tài​ mid July 2019, it took me more than a year to fully finalised and published the translation on #songngutaitram .

I’m hoping to one day get the opportunity to read this incredible poem for you live.

you stand
silent
a mountain imposing
into the clouds biting
two arms two wings
flying…
_____
người đứng
lặng im
sừng sững như một ngọn núi
cắn vào mây
hai tay hai cánh
bay…

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POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | TIBET (3/10)

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.

The original epic poem was published in 2015, and I had began the translation of Tibet by Lê Vĩnh Tài​ mid July 2019, it took me more than a year to fully finalised and published the translation on #songngutaitram .

I’m hoping to one day get the opportunity to read this incredible poem for you live.

you stand
silent
a mountain imposing
into the clouds biting
two arms two wings
flying…
_____
người đứng
lặng im
sừng sững như một ngọn núi
cắn vào mây
hai tay hai cánh
bay…

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POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | TIBET (2/10)

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.

The original epic poem was published in 2015, and I had began the translation of Tibet by Lê Vĩnh Tài​ mid July 2019, it took me more than a year to fully finalised and published the translation on #songngutaitram .

I’m hoping to one day get the opportunity to read this incredible poem for you live.

you stand
silent
a mountain imposing
into the clouds biting
two arms two wings
flying…
_____
người đứng
lặng im
sừng sững như một ngọn núi
cắn vào mây
hai tay hai cánh
bay…

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POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | TIBET (1/10)

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.

The original epic poem was published in 2015, and I had began the translation of Tibet by Lê Vĩnh Tài​ mid July 2019, it took me more than a year to fully finalised and published the translation on #songngutaitram .

I’m hoping to one day get the opportunity to read this incredible poem for you live.

you stand
silent
a mountain imposing
into the clouds biting
two arms two wings
flying…
_____
người đứng
lặng im
sừng sững như một ngọn núi
cắn vào mây
hai tay hai cánh
bay…

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Wisdom

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | Charity is given from one’s heart. (190)

Charity is given from one’s heart. Never one’s pocket. The true acts of kindness.

It is something I’ve learned from watching my parents.

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POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | TIBET (prologue)

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.

The original epic poem was published in 2015, and I had began the translation of Tibet by Lê Vĩnh Tài​ mid July 2019, it took me more than a year to fully finalised and published the translation on #songngutaitram .

one day get the opportunity to read this incredible poem for you live.

I’m hoping to
you stand
silent
a mountain imposing
into the clouds biting
two arms two wings
flying…
_____
người đứng
lặng im
sừng sững như một ngọn núi
cắn vào mây
hai tay hai cánh
bay…

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Wisdom

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | going home (189)

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm Newly weds tried to sell their wedding bands for funds to buy petrol and water to help the exodus of people trying to get home outside of Saigon in lockdown. An exodus of the labour force makes their way home, more than a thousand kilometers outside of the city centre. […]

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EPIC POEM/TRƯỜNG CA

Lê Vĩnh Tài | A FIELD OF INHUMANITY – BÀI TRƯỜNG CA VỀ CÁNH ĐỒNG BẤT NHÂN

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.

The translation has taken two years to complete, I hope you enjoy the final edit.

(July 2021)

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PROSE

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | exodus (188)

I was born 1971, Phu Nhuan, Saigon, Vietnam. My family and I were a part of the first exodus of boat people after the Vietnam war. In March 1981, we settled in Sydney, Australia. I graduated with a bachelor of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney. I have been translating Vietnamese literature for the past five years in my search to better understand my mother’s language and culture. My translations have been shared through blogging over the past year. I am still a registered pharmacist practicing in Western Sydney. I hope to continue translating, and continue to share Vietnamese art and literature, beyond borders on SONGNGUTAITRAM.

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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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Wisdom

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | “Em” (187)

I was born 1971, Phu Nhuan, Saigon, Vietnam. My family and I were a part of the first exodus of boat people after the Vietnam war. In March 1981, we settled in Sydney, Australia. I graduated with a bachelor of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney. I have been translating Vietnamese literature for the past five years in my search to better understand my mother’s language and culture. My translations have been shared through blogging over the past year. I am still a registered pharmacist practicing in Western Sydney. I hope to continue translating, and continue to share Vietnamese art and literature, beyond borders on SONGNGUTAITRAM.