Changming Yuan Poems

 

 

 

The Mouse, A Mouse

 

if the little mouse became

as boundless as the sky as it wishes

 

the sky would become

as free as a cloud

 

the cloud

as powerful as a wind

 

and if the wind became

as unshakable as a wall

 

the wall would become

as penetrating as a mouse

 

and the little mouse

a mouse

 

 

 

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Changming Yuan authored several books before emigrating out of China, holds a PhD in English and currently teaches writing in Vancouver. Yuan's poems (are to) appear in Barrow Street, Best Canadian Poetry (2009), the Cortland Review, Exquisite Corpse, the London Magazine and over 200 other literary publications worldwide. He has recently received two nominations for a Pushcart Prize. Yuan's first collection (Chansons of a Chinaman) and monograph (Politics and Poetics) have both been released recently.

 

 

 

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