The poems below was inspired by Vietnamese poetry. Poetry from Vietnam have themes of Family, food and nature which are very important in Asian culture.
Many writers from Vietnam center their poems around those kinds of things. I hope to capture the true essence of Vietnamese poetry. Here are five English poems.
A place as unique as a Hanoi lake
Your hands has strengthened your nation
from the wars of old history
raise your glasses and cheer
for your country Vietnam
Beautiful palm trees like summer and spring. Birds find a home in you picking at your fruit. The afternoon feels like poppies.
A traditional dish serve for family and friends
One that taste like it was prepared in a restaurant
A day spent watching Vietnamese programming and eating the unique food. Oh how a memory serves a time in my childhood.
The flowers show their beauty
under a beautiful spring sky
As the sparrows take flight
Children with their jump ropes
Playing outside in the sun
Water balloons fights
And fresh mangos
Eaten by the happy kids