A Poem for My Muse  
            (Sai Gon)


"Em Yeu"--I can't find an equivalent English word
But "Anh Yeu Em"--I can say, just that.
My love for her is the one and only
Only God understands the extraordinary,
Our metaphysical bond since the Tenth grade.
Three decades have gone by
Ten thousand miles
Have not buried our souls.
No one can stop the wind, hold back the cloud.
It's the spirituality of a rare friendship
The extraordinary love that lives within her heart.
And mine.

Linh Duy Vo
January 16, 2002


Poet's Note:

"Em Yeu": Darling, "Anh Yeu Em": I Love You

Poet Linh Duy Vo (Duy-Linh means Spirituality) went to Sai Gon at Tenth grade, 1971, escaping the shelling of the Viet Cong's terrorism surrounding his home town in central Vietnam.  Born in a tranquil coastal village, north of Qui Nhon City, he tasted a life of hell of war when the Viet Cong started it.  His family escaped to Qui Nhon in 1966.

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