NhuanLe ThanhThanh

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NhuanLe ThanhThanh
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Thanh-Thanh is the pen name of Mr. Nhuan Xuan Le who leads the 'Xay-Dung' literary group which was recognized as one of the main branches of the Vietnamese Cultural Tree at the unique pre-1975 National Cultural Festival in Saigon, capital of the former Republic of Vietnam.
After his resettlement in the States in 1992, Thanh-Thanh has begun to write in and translate into English his own and his fellow poets' work, to participate in promoting communication and understanding between nations.
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The Days Dad Got Imprisoned

How harrowing were the days Dad got imprisoned:
Mom could hardly sleep, got her eyes wet, rings wizened.
Gnawing the tiny rootstock Mom spared for me: how sad!
I was so hungry, Dad!

The cow feces I bore on my head across the river,
Wetted, dripped from the basket, salted my lips.
The heartless stream was still flowing to make me shiver.
Oh Dad! such storms had risen to break life into chips.

After the flood, Mom dried the damp hay nearly kaput;
Humping her back, she carried on either slender shoulder
The burden of family responsibility, bareheaded, ...

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