Nguyễn Đình Chiểu (1822–1888) was a Vietnamese poet who was known for his nationalist and anti-colonial writings against the French colonization of Cochinchina, the European name for the southern part of Vietnam. He was the best known opponent of collaboration in the south of Vietnam and was regarded as the poet laureate of the southerners who continued to defy the Treaty of ... more »
The market dispersed as the western guns were heard.
A wrong move had caused the sudden loss of the strategic game!
Terrified, children broke out of the homes running,
And birds, their nests destroyed, flew aimlessly.
The wealth of Ben Nghe popped like foam bubbles,
And houses in Dong Nai went up in smoke.
Where were all the rebel-quenching heroes?
Why you let the poor citizens suffer this horrible ordeal?