Three poems by Yuan Changming


Summer has already exited
Yet the cloud is not showing up

Except this tree, standing alone
As if waiting for Godot



At the same height of
+++++ Every rocky mountain
+++ Above all seasonal change
+++You are widely and cursively cut

+++As if to bite a whole patch of
+++++ Sky from heaven
With rows of rows of
Whale-like teeth



Standing tall against the frozen sky
Your skeletons are the exquisite calligraphy
+++++++++++++ Of an entire season
Your name is curly writ

Not in water
But with wind

Yuan Changming published monographs on translation before leaving China. With a Canadian PhD in English, Yuan currently edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Yuan in Vancouver; credits include ten Pushcart nominations, the 2018 Naji Naaman’s Literary (Honour) Prize, Best of the Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, Threepenny Review and 1,449 others worldwide.

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