Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | Poetry is never fully revealed? (181)

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By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

I was obsessed with poetry as a child, why do I like poetry? Is it because in loneliness Poetry was the only one there for me?

I don’t know, all I know is that Poetry never fully reveals itself. A source of endless inspiration. I have wept heedlessly because Poetry refuses full disclosure. I have laughed out loud because Poetry denies me, its true self. 

In the end, I’m left hovering over a blue horizon that’s sometimes grey and sad. Poetry is stubborn, refusing the end. Oh gosh the epic ode.

Is my curiosity the fault in Poetry?

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Heh Heh, translating so much of poetry by Lê Vĩnh Tài, I wonder sometimes if they’ve taken possession of me? The verse sounds a little like LVT? In truth, more than that: why lê vĩnh tài’s poetry?

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