The golden bridge in our hand
The life without poetry is like the river without water.
Human being need poetry for their souls to sing, and for
connecting people. Each poem is a bridge, connecting the two
banks, allowing people to meet each other. By poems, we can
understand the other people’s soul and mind, then we can make
friends and live in peace.
In 2021, I had a chance to know the Greek poetess Eva Lianou
Petropoulou. We soon made friends and start to exchange in
literary translation and publishing between Greece and Vietnam.
For over two years, we had published works for nearly 50 authors
of the two countries in several platforms, newspapers, magazines,
bringing about the pride and happiness to all of us. We have
become so close as sisters in a family. We have found love, compassion,
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understanding, friendship,… to other each other in the great exchange.
By poetry, we build the golden bridge for strangers to meet and
become close friends, exchange the cultural values and grow greater
by the time passing.
And now it is the good reason for us, the Greek and Vietnamese
poets to celebrate our friendship by an anthology of poetry. Gat
is the Juit Jom our constant eHort to connect and understand each
other. Greece and Vietnam share many similarities such as the long
coast, the long wars in history, and the rich culture in ancient
society, the high skilled handicraK products… Now we share the
love for poetry. “Poetry unites people” (Eva Lianou Petropoulou).
“Poetry leads people to the Land of Love and Light” (Kieu Bich
Hau). Gose ideas meet on the golden bridge!
Ge golden bridge in our hand…
KIEU BICH HAU