THE WRITERS POST

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

VOLUME 5 NUMBER 1

JAN 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nguyen Thi Thanh Binh

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Unending season

Translated by Nguyen Ngoc Bich

 

 

Like a corolla, you drink

the dewdrops

that fall from a field of darkness

as night washes all over you

 

The wind rises and swells

stiff the arteries of the universe

and the wilderness

is filled with the smell of grass

as I melt into you

 

The day melts in the sun

the road melts after the tree shades

bubbles melt after the ships in their wake

and snow ice cream melts on the winter lips

while I melt into your stream

 

Like the sedge and reeds of memory

you blow desultorily on me

a point of fire

from yesteryear

 

Like leaves wrapping around a flower

we hold each other in

a season endless.

Translated by Nguyen Ngoc Bich

August 6, 2002 (Massanutten, VA)

 

 

THE WRITERS POST (ISSN: 1527-5467),
the magazine of Literature & Literature-in-translation.

Volume 5- Issue 1- January 2003

 

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