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THE WRITERS POST

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

VOLUME 8 NUMBER 2

JUL 2006

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†††††† CHU VUONG MIEN

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††††† three poems byCHU VUONG MIEN

††††††††††††††††††††† translated by Peter Nguyen

 

 

 

being a poet

 

nguyencongtru/caobaquat

One life of poetry is life of misery

tanda/nguyenbinh

One life of poetry periodicals means one life of peasantry

quangdung/phungquan

One life of poetry with war really suckís

I was born later

from the back I see how they are stuck

 

 

our time

 

The new ditch that was dug

Is now old as a rug

The friend who joined for tea

Is now asleep at their own decree

The times have changed like a song

Nothing is secure for long

The page has turned to its last

Temporarily seen as history from the past.

 

the bird

 

The bird leaves its cage

Flyís the river halfway enrage

Suddenly stopping

Finding itself dropping

From afar I see the bird

Iím confused and lost for words

Melancholy engulfs as I reach home

To see the empty bird cage under my dome.

 

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CHU VUONG MIEN

 

 

 

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VOLUME 8 ISSUE 2 JUL 2006

 

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

 

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