THE WRITERS POST

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

VOLUME 13 NUMBER 1

JUL 2011

 

NOVEMBER MONTH

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A poem by SONG VINH

translated by

Truc Nguyen & Jane and Sonia Davidson

 

 

 

In Memory of Debbie Davidson

 

 I gathered the November month     

     of Fall

the cars routinely followed each other back and forth

narrow town's spirit wrapped the shadows of people's quick steps

touched the yellow leaves followed by old crinkling love

 

I gathered the November month

just left

happiness was filled with pieces of the receiving river

zigzagging, though still could not calm the ocean

yet chasing each other, with one seeking and one hiding.

 

I gathered the November month 

     why did you choose

 your own long trip far away?

with the secluded cemetery sky and the cold wind drifts

overflowing tear-drops turned the parting moment upside down

 

I gathered the November month 

a season of sparse leaves

where you lay down was too far for visiting

life is up and down this year, like a shrinking tire

waiting for the afternoon sunshine, hoping to grab the evening twilight

 

I gathered the November month

cold autumn wind grabbing

falling leaves all over, tiring steps go faster

coming back to the city, feeling like I was in two places

so the forgiving freeway gets more excited

 

I gathered the November month

although my heart was exhausted

still planting more trees with a hoping soul

the lost place already had some sweet green buds

all these steps left another step to go.

 

Translate by: Truc Nguyen & Jane and Sonia Davidson

09/11/2010

 

SONG VINH

 

 

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VOLUME 13 ISSUE 1 JAN 2011

 

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