THE WRITERS POST

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

VOLUME 7 NUMBER 2

JUL 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 DINH NGUYEN

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CALL IT LIVING

 

Translated by Do Vinh

 

 

 

Dying without prior

notice.Who knows

ahead the hour of death.

The fateful flight is

 

the flight destined for a

meeting with the angels of death, †††††††

for the first and also the final time. †††††

Nowhere to go only†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

to make the necessary

appointment, but to

die suddenly because an

entire building collapses, that

 

is what is called destiny

is it not?Isnít it destiny

what we call

for dying without prior

 

notice.So that one has not

gone anywhere, not yet done ††††††††††††††

anything, but already know †††††††††††††††††

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††that death is sudden††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† from the start, what

to call it precisely! ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

To die gradually slowly

is to live.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††† TRANSLATED BY DO VINH

 

 

 

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VOLUME 7 ISSUE 2 JULY 2005

 

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