One mum – Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

Can you count the number of fish in the sea
The number of waves as far as one can see
The endless drops of water indeed
Also there in our lagoon?

How about the boundless wind from here to the moon
The innumerable stars in the night
The number of white clouds across the sky
You could try and count with all your might?

All the abundant sunlight
Beautiful flowers in the world
Birds singing and dancing in a whirl
Across the meadows and in the trees

How many faces can you see
Smiling faces and bees
But the fact is that each one of us
Have but the one mum

May 2023

Source: One mum – Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm