Green Rice : Poems by Lam Thi My Da
Lam Thi My DaISBN: 1931896135;
Book Description When Edward Hirsch reprinted Da's "Garden Fragrance" and "Night Harvest." (from Six Vietnamese Poets ) in his column in The Washington Post , he gave special praise to the simultaneous clarity and complexity of Da's poetry.Now, for the first time in English, readers can enjoy a full volume of her selected work. Many of her poems deal with her experiences during the war, but her range of themes is wide-including love, motherhood, women's issues, and the sometimes-difficult movement into -middle age. Garden Fragrance Last night a bomb exploded on the veranda But sounds of birds sweeten the air this morning I sense the fragrant trees, look in the garden Find two silent clusters of ripe guavas White Water Lily Like a sudden feeling of gladness A small white water lily appears In a vast wind, on a deep blue lake Only the faltering lily speaks Clear and pure as when I lay Lullabied in my...
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