Three poems by Yuan Changming

Expecting

Summer has already exited
Yet the cloud is not showing up

Except this tree, standing alone
As if waiting for Godot

*

Snowline

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

*

Copse

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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