Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | On the subject of translating (119)

Amazing poetry shared.


By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

I love reading, it is a hobby, a passion. I read to escape reality, even though reality always ends up finding me. Words are a source of inspiration, life lessons. Certainly fundamentally my knowledge of words and the world expanses exponentially.

I love reading NVT and LVT writing. Hence, there are to date 49 short stories and a novella by NVT and 770 bilingual Vietnamese/English verses by LVT.

It is simple, I yearn every day for love, in the people I meet, the strangers I serve in the pharmacy. On the train. It is the smallest thing that expresses love.

My anxiety previous to my first Astrazenica dose for Covid was palpable, the little old men and ladies on their mobility aids rallied around me – It’s okay love, sit down, breathe, think of green meadows and buttercups (is there anything more poetic than that?).

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