Tag Archives: Female Poet

Whether beaten or hung and swung, be resolute,
Whether clamped or chained, say nothing false.
“Sacrifice yourself! Struggle to serve our case!”
The only retraction will be death’s release.

Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai, Untitled, trans. by Lady Borton

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The girl is taking the exam,
Like the best scholar, strength is at hand.

Nguyễn Thị Duệ, trans. by Lady Borton