Lê Vĩnh Tài | AN EPIC ODE OF UKRAINE – 43/43 – your seemingly shallow beauty has shaken the world, ceasing fury in its track


Please read the powerful and worthwhile poetry.

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By Lê Vĩnh Tài, translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

March 23rd, 2022

your seemingly shallow beauty

has shaken the world

ceasing fury in its tracks

.
people have witnessed those who were thought to have been faithful
fall at the foot of heaven
.
not drifting clouds
you needed to be something more substantial
to be on the back of those who were cursed
greed gave up
.
they don’t have enough strength to endure
the salt of the forest
look again and it’s already a salt merchant
rather sophisticated and grand
sent with the shackles of an embargo
.
in such deceptively alluring eyes
on the face of a charitable lover
gosh their laughter, sad pitiful souls hence so many
took up the role of repentance all in the name of humanity
.
all you need to do was to reflect on
the pointless sweetness of an…

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