Lê Vĩnh Tài | the light dawned on your face (263)


By Lê Vĩnh Tài, translated by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

you write 

in the creation of a world on fire

hence the further hardship in poetry

more glory in the palm of your hand

the words swell upon your command


you write encryption on the rocks

often rather complicated

the vows

of a nation


you polished

the written words

with your agonizing sweat


write with all that is within your grasp 

so much so the hairs on your skin would curl up 

along with the thoughts in your head



the impossible

drill a hole through this 

Godforsaken life…


the light dawned on your face

on your pages of poetry

it attacks your loneliness

like a dagger


in a flash, rips apart the darkness

the passion reserves for all

the light made you blushed


you don’t like it

the damp wet spit


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