Issue No. 5, Summer 2013

Y
Changming Yuan

yum-yum, you seem to
have become addicted
to this alphabet, nothing
but a plain letter
though it may sometimes
get you high, high with your skin-colour
as yellowish as the bank
of the Yangtze River, and
as young as a Yankee heart
while its sound can lead you
to the truth you are seeking, its shape
can grow into a huge yggdrasil
where your soul can perch, where
it can caw as loud as it wishes
towards the setting sun


Changming Yuan, 4-time Pushcart nominee and author of Allen Qing Yuan, holds a PhD in English, tutors, and edits Poetry Pacific in Vancouver (Submissions welcome at editors.pp@gmail.com). Yuan’s poetry appears in 709 literary publications cross 26 countries, including Asia Literary Review, Barrow Street, Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, London Magazine, and Threepenny Review.