Towards Light and More

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by Changming Yuan (October 2017)


The Dream, Balthus, 1955

 
 

Towards Light

in a world always half in darkness
your body may be soaked deep
in a nightmare, rotting

but your heart can roam
like a synchronous satellite
in the outer space, leaving
the long night far behind
as long as your heart flies fast
and high enough, you will live
in light forever

 

 

Skyline in the North

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

 

 
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Yuan Changming, nine-time Pushcart and two-time Best of the Net nominee, started to learn English at nineteen and published monographs on translation before moving out of China. With a Canadian PhD in English, Yuan currently edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Yuan in Vancouver; credits include seven chapbooks (including Dark Phantasms [2017]), Best of the Best Canadian Poetry: 10th Anniv. Ed., BestNewPoemsOnline, Threepenny Review and 1339 others across 40 countries.
 

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