The Going Alone Umbrella
Walking alongside with the trends which are thought as fashionable [and] current, Hồ Đăng Thanh Ngọc 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 mechanisms. Just like that, the heavy load which he’s carrying also includes the rubbish of broke dreams, failed aspirations, and the past which were not respectfully preserve.