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Green Rice Poems by Lam Thi My Da

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ISBN-10: 1931896135

ISBN-13: 9781931896139

Edition: 2004

Authors: Lam Thi My Da, Martha Collins, Thuy Dinh

List price: $16.95
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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 cradle Born in 1949 in the south central part of Viet Nam, Lam Thi My Da spent the war in Quang Binh province, near the scene of much heavy fighting. Author of five books of poetry in Vietnamese, she is widely recognized one of the Vietnam's major poets.
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Curbstone Press
Publication date: 2/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 180
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Introduction
Garden fragrance
Night harvest
Journey into white night
Bomb crater sky
The face beneath
A mother story
Winnowing rice
Scent of areca
Custard apple tree
Birdsong in the rice field
Half-moon
As leaves
Gathering my years
The sound of the bronze drum
By a statue of my chau
Are you good enough?
Cat in the window
Speaking to the heart
Connections
Dawn
Luc Bat streets
A deep green time
Cricket song
Echoes
Night-blooming cereus
Untitled
Meteorite
With the perfume river
White water lily
The nest
Girl
The fertile heart
Tableau
Childhood story
Green rice
Dedicated to a dream
Untitled
Rain
A pine cone in Pasternak's garden
Row of camphor trees
Saigon rain
Illusive lover
By waves
Small as a doll
The wild rosebud has changed
My plum tree
Looking back
Yesterday's mother
Skipping stones
There is no sea
The night-blooming cereus and I
Woman wearing black
Friends
The color of Phai Street
January
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