THE WRITERS POST

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

PREMIER ISSUE

VOLUME 1 NUMBER 1

JUL 1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHAM MANH VIEN
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 FAREWELL, MUSIC

Translated by the author

 Alone, I listened to the wind blowing
On the desert and familiar path
Now high, now low, the song was rising
The sad river offered its farewell music

PURIFICATION

Thrown into the sun, my Muse is sleeping
She is sleeping in a diamond sleep
Which purifies her ancient body
The fire has carbonized the narrow frame of poetry
It is vast. it is vast, the sky of the dream!
The subconscious becomes bright as white silk,
My feeling are blue, so are my thoughts.
In the spring forest, phoenixes dance joyously,
Jumping over the rainbow, I welcome again my Muse.

 

 PHAM MANH VIEN

 (This English translation version has been published in Songvan magazine (ISSN 1089-8123), issue 12 & 13, 1998, which is under the same ownership and editorship of The Writers Postís publisher and editor N. Saomai / Nguyen Sao Mai).

 

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