no. 9:5 (By Lê Vĩnh Tài, translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm) Friday Night Poetry Corner #238

Good evening everyone one and welcome to another Friday Night Poetry Corner. Today, this evening is a nice work of art, a poem that details the function of society in a surreal manner, it needed to be shared. “The implications ” By Lê Vĩnh Tài, translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm is a wonderful poem that will make you think. Please visit this poet’s page when you get a chance.

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By Lê Vĩnh Tài, translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

The implications 

– is it a courthouse?

yes and no

 

-is it a judge?

possibly

 

-is it an accusation?

that’s what those guys said

 

-can we see a barrister?

sometimes yes, sometimes no

 

-there will be implications?

yes and also no

 

perhaps it’s the implications of a country

that can do nothing but together cry

perhaps it’s a nation

that can do nothing but sit and wait to lose the land beneath their feet

their home

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Ý nghĩa

 

– đó có phải là một phiên tòa?

phải và không phải…

 

– đó có phải là một thẩm phán?

có thể nói vậy…

 

– đó có phải là một bị can?

nghe mấy ông nói vậy…

 

– ta có thể nhìn thấy luật sư?

có khi có, có khi không…

 

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