NGUYEN ANH NONG
He got out of the bus which had taken him downtown
with a back-pack on his back
-Oh, a little bird was in a small cage
and he carried a corner of the forest with him.
-Oh there, a girl in blue indigo shirt
with smiling eyes
she walked very fast under an umbrella
her smile was as nice as cherry flowers the thin petals of which were quivering
And she gave him her own little love.
When spring came,
people were crowded on the streets
And there was someone very far from home, did he miss the bus?
Then a young soldier came back to his hometown
He carried the spring forest with him to his village to celebrate Tet holidays on time.
Dịch ngày: 13.3.2008