A Man Born of The Human Spirit, poem by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm at Spillwords.com

A Man Born of The Human Spirit

A Man Born of The Human Spirit

written by: Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

 

The voice of a humanitarian
Drifts across the cosmos
Soft, the kindness
Whispering sincerely

Wraps you in a single moment
You’re a star
Your scars the paint strokes
The glorious colours of your soul

You’re a star amongst stars
Wrapped in the compassion of a man
The Godly charm
Born from the human spirit.

 

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:

Inspired by Hoàng Xuân Sơn, a Canadian-Vietnamese poet who currently lives and works in Quebec, Canada.

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

I was born 1971, Phu Nhuan, Saigon, Vietnam. My family and I were a part of the first exodus of boat people after the Vietnam war. In March 1981, we settled in Sydney, Australia. I graduated with a bachelor of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney. I have been translating Vietnamese literature for the past five years in my search to better understand my mother’s language and culture. My translations have been shared through blogging over the past year. I am still a registered pharmacist practicing in Western Sydney. I hope to continue translating, and continue to share Vietnamese art and literature, beyond borders on SONGNGUTAITRAM.
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