Still game

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

A poem in Vietnamese by Tản Đà

Translator: Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm


Still Game

I’m sick of life who knew

If life’s interested in me, I’m game.

Till I’m bored to death, till sick is life,

When life is sick of each other, I’ll stop.

I.e. I’ll end it before you can even stop me,

If life still has me, then I’ll play.

People have been in the game a whole life,

I’ve but lived half a life.

At Half a lifetime, the peak of my game,

The most I will get out of life.

Is there anyone like me,

Playing with words endlessly.

Play with words to the height of ecstasy

Illuminating life via a fresh piece of the moon.

A new contemporary literary national movement,

Like a new moon, I am game.

A literary village lacklustre in competition,

Clandestine, like me…

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Cuando miro las sombras en las fotografías antiguas

Santiago Galicia Rojon Serrallonga

SANTIAGO GALICIA ROJON SERRALLONGA

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Sé que vivieron, sé que existieron, sé que rieron y lloraron. No fueron sueños ni fantasmas. No son parte de mi imagimación. Sus sombras, en los retratos, son huellas efímeras, constancia de que fueron reales. No estamos solos. Algo queda de nosotros cuando nos vamos. Tal vez, las sombras que dejaron son pruebas para que nosotros, al mirarlas años más tarde, aprendamos que la existencia es pasajera. Quizá se trata de poemas ocultos, pinturas con claroscuros, musica con pausas y sentidos.

Santiago Galicia Rojon Serrallonga.

En ocasiones, cuando reviso fotografías antiguas, me causan asombro e inquietud las sombras que proyectaron la gente y las cosas de entonces. Quedaron atrapadas, con los personajes y los objetos, en los retratos que pierden color y textura conforme transcurren los días y los años. Sombras, después de todo, que son cosntancia de…

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The Scottish parliament introduced the change by unanimously passing the Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act in November 2020. The legislation made it a legal right to have free access to sanitary products in public buildings.

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