Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Heartfelt Hieroglyphics: Learning the Chinese Characters

By Yuan Changming 

anger influxes when slavery
                                                                        Rises from above the heart
worry thickens as autumn
                                                                        Sits high on your heart
depressed whenever your heart is
                                                                        Shut behind a door
meaning is defined as                              
                                                                        A sound over the heart
thought takes place
                                                                        In the field of heart
forgetting happens
                                                                        When there’s death on heart
: to tolerate is to bear a knife
                                                                        Right above your heart

Yuan Changming  published monographs on translation before leaving his native country. Currently, Yuan edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan in Vancouver. Credits include ten Pushcart nominations, eight chapbooks  & publications in Best of the Best Canadian Poetry (2008-17) BestNewPoemsOnline, among 1,609 others across 43 countries.  

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