tri tran

Rookie (3.12.1956 / vitnam)

The Life Of A Poet - Poem by tri tran

An young ember, bright scarlet,
Blazing in the night,
Tossing joy in the sky;
Vietnam gleamed like a silver sword blade.

Its tears tricked into the tranquil rosary, each winter,
Washing away happiness while the golden leaves tarnished,
Filling the auburn soil with gloom;
In England, the crescendo nostalgia awakened the wrens.

Decades of dancing from seasons to seasons,
Its heart beats weakened, gradually,
Each blood vessel, mottled with unerasable wrinkles;
America, forever, glimmered in dead silence.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 1, 2005

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 5, 2010


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