THE WRITERS POST

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

VOLUME 7 NUMBER 2

JUL 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 NGUYEN THI THANH BINH

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GOING AND COMING

 

 

Translated by Do Vinh

 

 

 

Early morning I open my eyes why do I must

keep looking around for a place to go to

or to go to a place only to return

to go to go to come to come to go to return

to do what that every minute every

second of everyday that I am living

is meaningless like the road of yesterday

and the day before and the day before that

that I had gone by. I had gone and also return

on the empty roads without travelers

not a single person not a single person

not a single voice answering: no no

to everything that is a great big zero

like the round of lips of Adam

like the road of hearts without

lovers without wind and storm without clouds

and rain wet like the women that had

reached menopausal but still

a million million lifetimes to get excited with

viagra-pink for the broad Eva thirsting for

love or in excess of love with the embraces

of horny men partially impotent

oh viagra-blue for the winds to rise by the

skies for the depths of the winds to become

full and to fade for you and I and then

nothing remains? A time to meet is a

time to end. But certainly there are

no endings that are alike and all of

us will have to go to go

to come to come to go to return

to an ending. Of all the games...

 

TRANSLATED BY DO VINH

 

 

 

The Writers Post
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VOLUME 7 ISSUE 2 JULY 2005

 

Editorial note: Works published in this issue are simultaneously published in the printed Wordbridge magazine (ISSN: 1540-1723).

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