Lê Vĩnh Tài | sitting corpses (309)

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By Lê Vĩnh Tài, translated by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

 

a heart flapping its wings

mid winter flying

the hopeful trips flag waving 

 

people 

like sitting corpses

in freshly covered graves

a picture of a brave new world

 

the sunrise

liberty upon the breast of a red rose

the sound of cautioning horns

reverberating hot like a kind of fire

burning down a couple convenient stores

selling all that is in a dream

 

but sadly for those who 

do not understand

the meaning beyond the burnt envelopes

the soft aspect of ashes

 

as the constituent sat there dead silent

like monks meditating…

 

(November 2021)

 

một con tim đập cánh

bay trong mùa đông

những chuyến xe vẫy cờ chưa tuyệt vọng

 

những bóng người

như những thi thể vẫn ngồi

trong những ngôi mộ vừa mới đắp

mang dáng hình một…

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