Huu Thinh


Huu Thinh Poems

1. Asking 8/14/2014
2. The Cuoc Birds Cry 8/14/2014
3. You 8/14/2014
4. In Phan Thiet 8/14/2014
5. Winter Letter 1/20/2003

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Winter Letter

The letter I wrote you had smeared ink,
But the bamboo walls are thin, and fog kept leaking through.
On this cold mountain, I cannot sleep at night.
By morning, a reed stalk can fade.

White snow on my thin blanket.
The stove glows red for lunch, but the mountain remains hazy.
Ink freezes inside my pen--
I hold it over the glowing coals and it melts into a letter.

Blocking the wind, a tree with purple roots trembles.
Corn seeds shrivel underground.
On days when my comrades are on assignment,
I miss them, but. . .there is an extra blanket.

The cold...

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