Two Poems – Yuan Chuangming

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Just how, you were thrown into the water

Under the current and close to a snag


You can’t feel the sun light

Without being reflected


When a fish swims by here

You run into a nasty urchin, tantalizing


As we are all being tantalized

For a tiny catch

Yuan Changming, 9-time Pushcart nominee and author of 7 chapbooks (including Wordscaping [2016]), published monographs on translation before moving out of China. With a PhD in English, Yuan currently edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Yuan in Vancouver, and has poetry appearing in Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, New Coin, Threepenny Review and 1199 others across 38 countries.


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