Sunday, December 9, 2012

Guest Author: Changming Yuan


While he tries to draw a mountain
With an ink-dripping brush
On a wide sheet of rice paper
It begins to snow outside
Paints the whole city with winter white
Dotting his work like a leopard, roaming
Looming along the borderline
Between the city and the season

His strokes getting blurry among falling flakes
All the trees become frozen, retreating to the horizon
Except a black bird still beating its wings
Against the mountain range in front of his eyes
Against the snowfall outside of his home

Copyright © 2012 by Changming Yuan

Changming Yuan, 4-time Pushcart nominee and author of Allen Qing Yuan, edits Poetry Pacific and has poetry appearing in 609 journals/anthologies across 23 countries, including Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline and Exquisite Corpse. Poetry submissions to Poetry Pacific welcome at
Changming Yuan's poem "Confronting: Bird vs Sea" will be published in RAPoetics Issue 2, Paint Darkness into Day, which will be released into the Kindle store a few days before 12/21/12.

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