Thanh Tâm Tuyền | WALTZ TIME (27)

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By Thanh Tâm Tuyền, translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

 

WALTZ TIME

 

A round bullet hole in your chest

Straight through a lung the bayonet

Still beating was the heart

One two three one two three

Forever love and liberty

Your return on a bench in the backyard

The tree bearing fruit constantly

The fallen blossoms a blanket upon the corpse

In half beats you ran(nothing could stop you)

Eyes on fire

Freedom and unity

Far out in the city

The tires turned in a waltz

The giggly green shirt

The slam of a hammer

The reel kept rolling

The doors competed with each other to grow up

One two three one two three

Forever love and liberty

The alluvial waves

The crops bloomed in the fields

The forest trees rounded by the tall mountains

One two three one two three

Forever love and liberty

The nation clapping…

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