yuan changming: 2 poems

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Loach & Onion: a Conversational Poem for Qi Hong

Your love feels like a loach in a rice field
Full of splashing vitality but hard to catch

Your love resembles an onion: as I peel off
One layer after another, I can find no heart
In the core in the end

That’s because I wear
My heart inside out

Shall we fry the fish with onion, or make
A soup with these two kinds of love?

Seeing Is Simply Being: for Helena Qi Hong

Between my two dark pupils
Exists an unseen black hole, where 
I hide my entire inner being, which
Sucks all the rays
Emitted from your body as I keep
Gazing at you
    With an enlightened heart  

Yuan Changming hails with Allen Yuan from poetrypacific.blogspot.ca. Credits include 12 Pushcart nominations & chapbooks (most recently ALL MY CROWS) besides appearances in Best of the Best Canadian Poetry (2008-17), BestNewPoemsOnline & Poetry Daily, among 1929 others. Yuan both served on the jury and was nominated for Canada’s National Magazine (poetry category). 


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