THE WRITERS POST
VOLUME 9 DOUBLE ISSUE
†††††††††† ††††††††SONG HO
†††††††††††††††††††† MUSICAL INSTRUMENT
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Translated by the author
†The Uc-Trai is Nguyen Traiís† pseudonym. He is a great
†Vietnamese hero written The Big public notice to pacify
†the China invaders in 1428 and later he had been punish-
†ed by death with† the extermination† three generations.
†This is† the† most inhuman in the world.
The gourd musical instrument.
Has a unique string.
Why are these sounds.
Full† of sorrow ?
String was vibrating.
To press between the fingers.
The look of the decapitating.
A head falling.
The great generosity.
Dazzling the sky.
For what reason ?
An unfair accusation.
With three generations.
The whole conduct of his life is right.
But be defeated.
Their dishonest proud and wicked.
Also a powerful official are not fine.
Difficult to live in peace.
And in a poor life.
Unlike with glory and money.
No near and distant relatives.
The merit is big.
As the sea without boundary.
For a reason with this possession.
Harmful to life.
The ways of the world.
Ungraceful and inhuman.
What nerve !The wrong men.
Become the right ones.
To think over.
For laying a scheme is really well.
To carry out their plan.
Taking an opportunity for Kingís death.
Because of fleshly lusts.
Killing the three last names of all families.
His merit has transformed into a felony.
Nobody reminds Him.
They must keep out of trouble.
However, in the rationalÖinterpretation.
There are jealousies and party.
Earth and Heavens.
With inborn virtue.
Still Anh Vo alive. (*)
To propagate the lineage.
The old vigorous style.
Near the nation.
Far from foreign countries.
That one had killed him.
His family and relatives.
But not killed his name in his country.
It should understand both of them.
In the rare reality.
That is an extraordinary talent.
Words are high as the summit mountains.
Sentences as long as the deep rivers.
In the immense ocean.
Like him in heart and mind.
To be in agreement with thoughts.
As the moon and stars in sky.
Where is the Big public notice to pacify Chinese invaders?.
Has been read already and remembered† forever.
We want to cut their heads off.
A clique of evildoers.
††††††††††††††† †††††† *
† Listen to the sorrowful sounds of the Gourd musical
† Suddenly the grieved Uc-Traiís soul† appearing.
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† SONG HO
(Vietnamese version was published in Khoi Hanh
Vietnamese Culture Magazine # 90, California in 2004)††††††††† ††††††††††††
(*) Anh Vo is an unique child alive from escaping with his
†mother. He is an infant† of another concubine after Nguyen
†Trai had been† punished by death. Three generations are
†the families of Fatherís last name, Motherís last name and
†Wifeís† last name† OR†† three personsí life: Father and
and their children and relatives ,Mother and her relatives,, himself† and his wife relatives.††
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