In place of a preface
- Category: English
- Published: Wednesday, 09 April 2014 23:32
- Written by cv
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. Cung Vũ
. English version by Bích Giao
Who said my poems are melodious?
Can there be cong xu xang notes in poems?
I say poetry is round like candies
To be put in jars, shaken out, and arranged in lines
Who said my poems are gloomy like pallid waves
Their words obscure as the dark of night
No, my poems do carry a few shades
From pink to azure, can't you see
Who said my poems are like short skirts
Sputtering out after a few brief verses
Take a look, is our time long or short
Are you browsing a poem, or counting pages?
Who said my poems lack in love for the country
Always heavy with misery in a personal realm
Listen, it's been a dream all my life
Please don't say poetry should be chained!