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The Jackfruit

Ho Xuan Huong

I am like a jackfruit on the tree.
To taste you must plug me quick, while fresh:
the skin rough, the pulp thick, yes,
but oh, I warn you against touching --
the rich juice will gush and stain your hands

Translated by Nguyen Ngoc Bich

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Added: 21 Jul 2002 | Last Read: 20 Oct 2018 11:18 PM | Viewed: 6964 times

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