The Going Alone Umbrella, by Ho Dang Thanh Ngoc


Walking alongside with the trends which are thought as fashionable [and] current, H? Dang Thanh Ng?c is shaded with classics, quieter, more thoughtful. Perhaps he carries the heavy traditions which he believes belong to his senses. However, in reading his poetry, readers will see that he is like the boy in that old tale – small and helpless – while the fox is more modern and wears more guises. He is the dual product of pragmatism and market mechanism. Just like that, the heavy load which he’s carrying also includes the rubbish of broken dreams, failed aspirations, and the past which were not respectfully preserve.