THE WRITERS POST - Tran Mong Tu

 

 

 

THE WRITERS POST

(ISSN: 1527-5467)
the magazine of Literature & Literature-in-translation.

VOLUME 11 NUMBER 1

JAN 2009

TRAN MONG TU

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I WIL UNFOLD MY LOVE

 

 

 

To my daughter Angela

 

My heart has a small drawer

Big enough for you to lie down and rest

When you are tired of the boundless sky

I will unfold my love as a blanket

 

In the bottom of my soul is a flame

The charcoal keeps burning

I collect my gray hairs as twigs,

Storage for your winter days.

 

I have full length arms

Connected with you as bow and arrow

When your arrow shoots to nowhere

My heart vibrates with the string.

 

I have thin aging legs

Unable to marathon with you to life

May I blaze the trail

On top of unwanted thorns and gravel

 

The clouds are floating through my memory

The leaves in the yard piled as my age

Listening to the wind from ten directions

Where are your clothes flapping?

 

 

TRAN MONG TU

 

 

 

The Writers Post
the magazine of literature

& literature-in-translation,

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VOLUME 11 ISSUE 1 JAN 2009

 

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