Thao Nhi Do
A Long Dream
Will I see you again?
On that day will there still be pain?
I remember when winter came
Snow covered your hometown
With gale winds from white clouds
Will you look into my eyes again?
A pair of emeralds shining with passion
I remember when spring came
Your smile warmed the whole town
With sunshine from the blue sky
Will you write to me again?
Letters poured from your intellectual mind
I remember when summer came
My July was filled with your words
I danced silently on the way home
Will I walk with you again?
Cozy conversations before sunset
I remember when fall came
Words of goodbye were uttered
I walked home with your ghosts
I wake from a long dream
My mind is sober
As if it never knew how
My heart is peaceful
As if it never knew peace
I open my eyes
To see your soul still carry a part of mine
Our lives pass by
Leaving traces of warmth behind…
Another summer’s come.
Đỗ Thảo Nhi is a lecturer of English and American Literature at International Studies Department, Hue University of Foreign Languages, Vietnam. A Bachelor of Arts graduate in English Pedagogy (TESOL) from Hue University, Nhi has long been interested in exploring the English language and literature from both academic and artistic standpoints. She has carried out several research projects in these fields and continues to combine them with her art, as a way to raise her voice towards the values socially claimed to be inherent, questioning the roles of the borders human beings possess while living in this universe.