21 May, 2012

My eyes do not register the presence of trees animals men or even
the arrogant horizon.
Inside my eyes are only distances hierarchies dark holes black
boxes zigzags and disquiets.

~ ~  Nguyen Quoc Chanh

Translated by Linh Dinh

One of "Seven Untitled Poems" from Khi hau do vat (Inanimate Weather), 
Youth Publishing House, 1997.   With permission.