Poem by Nguyen Thanh Binh from Vietnam

Επιμέλεια: Εύα Πετροπούλου Λιανού

Translated to English by Khanh Phuong

Nguyen Thanh Binh

His biography: Date of birth: December 26, 1953
Hometown: Nam Trang, Truc Noi, Truc Ninh, Nam Dinh
Formal University Lecturer
Member of Literature and Arts Association of Vietnamese Ethnic Minorities
Member of Literature and Arts Association of Phu Tho
Member of Vietnam Journalists’ Association
5 poetry collections published so far

It belonged to

It belonged to me
Not just dreams
It belonged to me
Teenage years
Not just went to school
It belonged to me
Not just sweet fruits
It belonged to me
A promise…
Not said a goodbye
You got married
The bitter fruit belonged to me…

It belonged to me grandmother’s praying
All along since was the student
I remember
All along for whole Lifetime
Hopely still remember…

Whole lifetime is busy with books
I don’t know much
Another world
Belongs to…