Mong Lan

(Saigon, South Vietnam)

Biography of Mong Lan

Mộng-Lan (pen name) is a Vietnamese-born American woman poet, writer, painter, photographer, singer and Argentine tango dancer and educator.
Born in Saigon, South Vietnam, Mong-Lan left her native Vietnam on the last day of evacuation of Saigon. While having grown up and educated in the United States, she has lived for five years in Japan, numerous years in Argentina, and continues to divide her time between the United States and Argentina.

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Elegy

& what if hope crashes through the door what if
that lasts a somersault?
hope for serendipity
even if a series of meals were all between us
even if the aeons lined up out
of order
what are years if not measured by trees

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