“Towards Inspiration” by Yuan Changming

“Towards Inspiration” by Yuan Changming

Towards Inspiration

With a storm
With a gull
With your breath


Goes the thought
With a vague vision
Beyond the bogland


With your heart
Hawking aloud in the wild
With dripping blood


An unformed concept
A shoal of consciousness
Bubbling with feeling


With a photon
With a quantum
With your mind concentrated
On a twisted other

Yuan Changming, nine-time Pushcart and one-time Best of Net nominee, published monographs on translation before moving out of China. With a Canadian PhD in English, Changming currently edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Yuan in Vancouver; credits include Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, Threepenny Review and 1279 others across 38 countries.

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