ISBN: 978-1-927593-36-3 ©2014 Changming Yuan Published by Fowlpox Press
Mindscaping Changming Yuan
Directory of Directions: A Module Poem North:
after the storm all dust hung up in the crowded air with his human face frozen into a dot of dust and a rising speckle of dust melted into his face to avoid this cold climate of his antarctic dream he relocated his naked soul at the dawn of summer
South: like a raindrop on a small lotus leaf unable to find the spot to settle itself down in an early autumn shower my little canoe drifts around near the horizon beyond the bare bay West: not unlike a giddy goat wandering among the ruins of a long lost civilization you keep searching in the central park a way out of the tall weeds as nature makes new york into a mummy blue East:
in her beehive-like room so small that a yawning stretch would readily awaken
the whole apartment building she draws a picture on the wall of a tremendous tree that keeps growing until it shoots up from the cemented roof
My Crow As an ancient Chinese saying goes Crows everywhere are equally black But this one in the backyard of my heart Is as white as a summer cloud I have fed him with fog and frost Until his feathers, his flesh His calls and even his spirit All turned into white like winter washed My crowâ€™s wings will never melt Even when flying close to the sun
South China Cicada no human ear has ever heard of you cloistering yourself deep in the soil silently sucking all sounds from roots for more than thirteen years in a row until high up on a summer painted twig you slough off your earthly self pouring all your being in a single song before the sun sets for the yellow leaf
Bow and Arrow For a whole decade of Delays and detours You have failed after all To find the golden bow Yet you still hold this arrow Close to your heart Ready to draw it As straight as a day dream At the setting summer sun
Fossil Fish not every fish can transform into a fossil not every fossil can be found fulfilled yet unfortunately favored by the formidable fate i am a fossil that used to be a fish to avoid being drowned in my own blue dreams i swam, swum, and swimming with the weeping wind against the sweeping waves until at a hot moment of spot i became fossilized my skeleton is my story simple
My Crow, My Other Life Every morning, even before I open My eyes, the little doors of the cage My crow cannot wait to flutter out Into the light-washed heavens Striking its transparent wings into beating Every night, even after I put The cage back inside my cozy house The bird still glides close to the moon With its wings feathered with spirits Forgetting to return home Sometimes I wonder why Day after day, night after night It refuses to settle softly in its cage Like a domesticated parrot Were I it, would I? Or you, once the cage broken Would the bird return Coo itself into sleep, dreaming Of celestial freedom?
Dancing with Crane I show her how to move her steps But she’s much too timid Worse still, she cannot coordinate with my movements And Although she dances with me, to an unheard melody It’s her own music she’s dancing to She likes the way I hold her And Even lets me kiss her shoulder from time to time so richly white and velvety But she always keeps me at bill’s length Each time I come closer She backs off with a glaring scream What have I done so wrong? What is in her mind? Jumping off the stage She shows her best, which is a scarlet crest Like plum petals blown onto the wall of west I beg her to return And So she did, but only to depart from me again Outside the spotlight She begins to beat her wide wings against my blue wishes Her eyes sparkling, as if saying to me
I have my neck and legs Both too thin and too long to be your partner here In this cage-like hall And Worse still, she’s much too timid
Ischemia In my line of people, especially on my fatherâ€™s side There never seems to have been ample blood Running within the arteries behind our Chinese chests No matter how warm-hearted we actually are As in the case of my father, who used to Accuse me of being an ill-hearted teenager My heart muscle is imbalanced As one side is less infused with blood Than the other, thus causing palpitation Short breath, and a strong sense of Tightness, heaviness or tiredness about life To diagnose my cardiovascular defection Neither an echo nor a stress test is needed For I am keenly aware of my own doomed Arteries that have been clotted With too many syllables Voiced or voiceless And to make all these sounds flow out of my heart Is already stressful enough Nevertheless, I will keep pumping out these words All so blood-soaked
Me & Them First, they looked but without seeing So, I began to yell in a yellow voice Then, they listened but without hearing So, I cooked according to a Chinese recipe Still, they smelt but without tasting So, I melt myself into spring water Finally, they touched but without feeling So, I began to tattoo words on my own heart
Single Last Sale Youâ€™ve long since sold out Both your sweat and blood Now you try to sell your heart Though nobody wants it Some say the blood is not red enough Others find the chambers too narrow Still others think the coronary arteries Stained with too many feelings You peddle around, chanting aloud From street to street With your heart still fresh Beating like a frog in your hands You hope to sell it for a glass of water Just to cool down your burning voice So you do not have to sell your soul Like all other hawkers in the market Well satiated, but hardly heart-felt
Day & Night The day has no ears The heart but a myriad The noises glare Where lifeâ€™s grievance begins The night has no eyes The mind but a myriad The shadows collide When your spirit bites at the light
Uncertainty Just as the shadow beyond the light Is fictional, and fictional is The word on the paper or screen So is this hand also fictional That writes from the heart of the night? All the feelings swarmed together What I meditated, flows I wonder if this life of mine Is posthumous before the birth Of a refracted metaphor?
Light vs Shadow Was it the shadow? Was it the shadow beyond? Was it the shadow beyond the shadow? Still fell the thick night, When the heart blocked the light. Yes, it is light! It is light within! It is light within light! Loud sweeps the morning glow, Where the mind has no shadow.
Butterfly Being: Zhuangzi Revisited Neither a human Dreaming of being a butterfly Nor a butterfly Dreaming of being a human But simply a moth egg Attached firmly To a yellowish leave Within the human mind Or perhaps the other way around Am I?
Replacing Running short of bulbs I planted some root words instead Along the fence In the backyard of my mind All winter They seemed dreaming under the frozen soil When the last dews fly away You will see certain three-colored tulips Blooming aloud Towards the early summer sun
White Calls How many times Have you lain in thick darkness Imagining a white crow That you wish to see Or rather to be Not until the other morning Did you hear a wild bird crying Like a persistent knock At the door of your heart Beyond your curtained window Beyond your curtained dream It was a crow hammering all its white yaws Right into your soul Resonating with your truer selfhood
The Worn Worm This is a transparent creature Gnawing at the tiny roots Of my withering senses Before it becomes a chrysalis Buried deep in my heartâ€™s soil Then it tries to climb out Sucking all the fresh dews Held long in my staring eyes Before it begins to beat Its blue wings against the frog Then it will fly away On a cloudless day
Chronometry I kissed your morning With mine, and held Your night closely with mine too Between your spring and autumn I lay my summer Deep in winter From your January through February To your March, I wrap your April and May With my June and July Within your August I use my September or October To caress both your November and December And right from your moment I suck my whole year
Wintry Vision Two little crows Popping up From nowhere Try to Establish themselves: Two truths On the skeletal tree top Yawing fiercely Towards the sky, the wind, the buildings The fields and the entire afternoon All so fluffy white In jade-toned snow
The Crow and the Butterfly you like the crows in your backyard other birds are much less plain but they fly too high or too far for your heart stranded here you envy the butterfly in your front yard The most beautiful thought also most lonely As the spring sets under her floral wings
Chameleon -- when it looks in a mirror, what color does it have? constantly changing your skin color with light temperature or emotion they know it for sure but isnâ€™t it their eyes changing with their minds their hearts their tongues longer even than yours
we are actually colorless arenâ€™t we?
The Unseen Most ignore such things As dirt, rock or trees That make up the collective pronoun The pronoun is all Before you open your eyes All is there And there you may perceive Your whole world in them Out of their shapes Their colors, their textures Their statues You construct an open garden To concentrate upon That patch of nature Never confined to the human mind
Secret Spirit for years I sought light in darkness with my eyes open wide as my mouth I called, I sang, I prayed, I pleaded for rays that might come down from above now I seek darkness in light instead with my ears closed tight as my eyes yet I cannot find a shred of my soul's shadow, even in a midnight dream
Drawing the Dragon There was a contest Once For the most faithful representation Of loong (Or the Chinese dragon) In England An inflated Satan Or was it Sua proper Came to squat among The letters Then stroke by stroke, again It rose right Upon Each slate of white Mind
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
YUAN, Changming Tel:: 778/371-0952 or 604/445-1598 Email:: firstname.lastname@example.org Websites: poetrypacific.blogspot.ca poetrypacificpress.blogspot.ca Blogsite: yuanspoetry.blogspot.ca
[brief bionote] Growing up in a remote Chinese village, I received education at Tianjin Normal University (MA, 1982), and further at the University of Saskatchewan (MA, 1991; PhD, 1996). Before moving to Canada, I worked as a lecturer of English and administrator at Tianjin Institute of Foreign Trade (now part of Nankai University). In 1990, I founded the bi-lingual newspaper Saskatchewan Chinese Times and was its editor for two years. Currently, Yuan teaches independently in Vancouver, where he is the founding editor-in-chief of the literary e.journal Poetry Pacific. [writing credits] Between 1985 and 1989, I published an English-Chinese dictionary (Beijing University of International Studies Press), two monographs on the English language (Beijing Foreign Trade Education Press), and a dozen journal articles on translation (in such as Translation China, and Foreign Language Teaching). In 1997, Mirror Books (Canada) published my Chinese translation of The Legacy of Tiananmen: China in Disarray. In 2009, my dissertation Politics and Poetics: A Comparative Study of John Keats and Li He was published in a book form by LAP (Germany). Since I began writing poetry in English in late 2004, I have had more than 1,000 poems published or forthcoming in literary journals / anthologies across 28 countries, which include: In print (226): Australia: dotdotdash, LiNQ,Windmills Austria: Poetry Salzburg Review Canada: All Rights Reserved, ARC, Ars Medica, Birth (Anthology), Canadian
Literature, Carte Blanche, CV2, the Dalhousie Review, dANDelion, Descant, Divine Intimacy (Anthology), Earls Court, English 113 F1 (Courseware, Univ. of Alberta), Estuary, Event, Existere, Feathertale Review, filling Station, Freefall, Grain, Jones Av,
Literary Review of Canada, Marriage (Anthology), Matrix, the Nashwaak Review, the New Chief Tongue, the New Quarterly, NoD, One Cool Word, Other Voices, Ottawa Arts Review, Overseas Chinese Poetry (Chinese), Poetry Canada, the Prairie Journal, Queenâ€™s Quarterly, Quills Canada Poetry Magazine, Qwerty, Rampike, Ricepaper, Rhubarb, Spirituality (Anthology), Wascana Review, Windsor Review, Vallum, Vancouver Review Cyprus: Sons of Camus Writers International Journal Hong Kong (China): Asia Literary Review, Yuan Yang Germany: SAND Journal India: Taj Mahal Review Ireland: Boyne Berries, Italy: Private: International Review of Black and White Photographs and Texts Japan: Poetry Kanto Norway: Two Thirds North Romania: Contemporary Literary Horizon Thailand: Destroyer of worlds (anthology), From When and Where (co-authored) Turkey: Istanbul Review UK: Aligater Stew, Animal Antics(Anthology), Atlantean, Breadline, Brittle Star, Cadenza, Cannonâ€™s Mouth, Current Accounts, Decanto, First Time, Decanto, Forward Press (Anthology, 2009, 2010, 2011), Horrified Press (Anthologies: housewife +end], the Journal, the London Magazine, the New Writer, Orbis, Parameter, Pennine Ink, Poetic Hours, Polluto, PostPoetry, Pulsar, Sein und Werden, Sufi, Turbulence, Visionary Tongue, Voice of the Bard (Anthology), World Strand (Anthology) US: 3rd Wednesday, 580 Split, Abandoned Towers, After Hours, Ampersand Review, Aries, Anthology of Best Present Day Poems, Baltimore Review, Barrow Street, Berkeley Poetry Review, Birmingham Arts Journal, Black Magnolias Lit J, Blinking Cursor, Byline, Burning Word, Cake Magazine, Calliope, Chaffey review, the Chaffin Journal, CHEST, Chrysanthemum, Cider Press Review, Circles Show, Cirque, Controlled Burn, Crosstimbers, Delmarva Review, Dirtcakes (Anthology), Ellipsis, Emerge Literary Journal, Encyclopedia Project (v.3), Evening Street Review, Fact-Simile, Fairy Tale Review, FEILE-FESTA, Flower & Vortexes, FreeFall, Fresh! (Anthology), Grace Notes Magazine, Grey Sparrow, Gris Gris, Hawaii Review, Hidden Oak, I-70 Review, Idiom, IF Poetry Journal, Impeachable, In Our Own Words (Anthology), Inkspill, Instigatorzine, International Poetry Review, Iodine Poetry Journal, Ivy (Chinese), Labletter, Left Curve, Literary Mary Journal,
KNOCK, the Mas Tequilas Review, Meadow, Mobius, Nebo, New Binary Press (Anthology), Nibble, Nomad’s Choir, the Other Herald, Out of Our, Overplay/Underdone (Anthology), Owen Mister Review, Palehouse, Penny Ante Feud, Perceptions, Perspectives (anthology), Phantom Drift (anthology), Phati’tude, Poe Little Thing, Poesia, Poetalk, Poetry for the Masses, Pom-Pom-Pomeranian, Porcupine Literary Arts Magazine, Portland Review, Prime Mincer, PRISM Review, Rabbit Catastrophe Review, Raven Chronicles, Red Rock Review, Redactions, Relief (Anthology), Remark, , RHINO, RipRap, Rockford Review, Rune, Rhythm + PUNishment, Salamander, San Clara Review, Saranac Review, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics, Segue, Sephyrus Press Afterlife (Anthology), Shalla Magazine, Side B, Sierra Nevada Review, Solo Novo, SP Quill, Spillway, Spirits, Straylight, Stealing Time, Still Crazy, Stoneboat Review, Sugar House Review, Tales of Talisman, Taproot Magazine, Threepenny Review, Time of Singing, Tipton Poetry Journal, Tule Review, Ucity Review, Urthona, US-China Review, Vehicle, Vermilion Literary Project, Verse/Chorus (anthology), Waterhshed, Waterways, Weber Review, Westward Quarterly, Willard & Maple, World Literary Today, Write On, Words & Images Online (572): Australia: foam:e, Mascara Review, Otoliths, Peril, Snorkel, Stylus Poetry Journal,
Structo Bulgaria: Public Republic Canada: Apollo’s Lyre, Ascent Aspirations Magazine, Autumn Leaves, Branch,
Bywords, Centrifugal Eye, Estuary, Fieldstone Review, Hart House Review, Inscribed, Maynard, Egregious, MTLS, Northern Cardinal Review, Other C/lutter, Poetry Pacific, Rhythm, Toronto Quarterly, Writers Block, Ygdrasil, Zouch; China (Hong Kong): Cha, Far Enough East Finland: Nokturno France: Paris/Atlantic India: Contemporary Literary Review: India, Enchanted Verse Literary Review, the Four Quarters Magazine, Kritya, Lakeview International Journal of Literature and Arts, New Aesthetic, Open Road Review, Outside In, Sangam, Thanal Italy: Immagina & Poesia, Private online Kenya: Kwani? Malaysia: Malaysia Poetic Chronicles Mexico: In Other Words
Nepal: The Applicant New Zealand: Numinous, Rem, Southern Ocean Review Nigeria: Saraba Magazine Philippines: Electronic Maroon Singapore: Quarterly Literary Review of Singapore Thailand: Aaron Turkey: Istanbul Literary Review UK: 7th Quarry Poetry Magazine, 20X20, Argotist, Conversation Papers, Counter
Culture, Dawntreader, Dark Fiction Spotlight, Delinquent, Electric Eel, Erbacce, Horror Zine, Glasgow Review, Greatworks, Gulper Eel, Interpoetry, mgversion2>datura, Nib, Nthposition, Outlaw Poetry Network, Parameter, Poetry Kit, Poetry Scotland, Stub, Twisted Tongue, Winamop US: 4 & 20, 6 Little Things, 322 Magazine, 1st Bird Review, 34 Parallel, 40 Ounce Bachelor, 322 Review, Aaduna, About Place, Ad Astra. Agave, Amulet, Analogpress, And/Or, Anemone Sidecar, Apropos Literary Journal, A River and Sound Review, A Shot of Ink, Aries, Assisi, Alba, Alehouse, Alliterati, Amaranthine Muses, Amarillo Bay, Anemone Sidecar, Apocryphal Text, Apparatus, Aroostook Review, Asia Writes, Asinine, Avatar Review, Avocet Review, Awosting Alchemy, Backlit Barbell, Bad Futurist, Bangalore Review, Bare Hands, Barefeet Review, Barely South Review, Barnwood Poetry Magazine, the Bat Shat, Belle Reve, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Bicycle Review, Big Pulp, Big River Poetry Review, Bijou Poetry Review, Binnacle, Birdâ€™s Eye Review, , Black Fox Lit Mag, Black Heart Magazine, Black Magnolias, Black Petals, Blackdahlia, BlazeVox, Blood Lotus Journal, Blue Fifth Review, the Blue Hour, Blue Lake Review, Blue Lyra Review, Blue Moon Lit & Art Review, Blue Print Review, Bluepepper, Bluestem, The Body Attacks Itself, Booth, Breath & Shadow, the Boiler Journal, Brink Magazine, Broad, Buddhist Poetry Review, Bumples, Burst, Cactus Heart, A Capella Zoo, Calliope Nerve, Camel Saloon, Canyon Voices, Caper, Carcinogenic Poetry, Cardinal Sins, Cascadia Review, Cave Moon, Cell 2 Soul, Chantarelles Notebook, Children, Chrysalis, Churches & Daddies, Circle Review, Clutching at Straw, Cliterature, Clockwise Cat, Clover, Coachella Review, Coffeine Destiny, Commonline, Concelebratory Shoehorn Review, Construction, the Copperfield Review, the Cortland Review, Counterexamples Poetics, CounterPunch, Crack the Spine, Crash, Cricket online Review, Critiphoria, Culver Chronicles, CURA, Curbside Splendor, Cyclamens and Swords, Cynic, Danse Macabre, Dark Matter, Dead Flowers, Dead Snakes, decomP magazinE, Deimos eZine, Denver Syntax, Dialogist, Dislocate, District, Down in the
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Literary Journal, Verdad, Verse Wisconsin, Verseland, Versus Literary Journal, Vis a Tergo, Visions with Voices, Voice Project, Vox Poetica, Waiting for the Bus, the Weary Blue, What’s Your Sign (anthology), Wheelhouse Magazine, Whirlwind Review, Whistling Fire, Wild Violet, Wilde Magazine, Wildness House Literary Review, Word Catalyst, Word Riot, Wordland, WORK Literary Magazine, the Write Place at the Right Time, Write from Wrong, Write This, the Write Room, Writers’ Bloc, Writer’s Literary Muse, Writing Disorder, Yellow Mama, Yellow Medicine, Yes Poetry, Your Daily Poem, YoYo Magazine Zimbabwe: Poetry Bulawayo In Chinese (6) Canada: haiwaishikan (海外诗刊) China: 《世界诗人 》，《中国文学》(HK) US: changqingteng (常青藤), New World Poetry (print新大陆诗刊), global times
《环球时报》 Poetry Collections: 1. Landscaping [Paperback]. San Jacinto, California: Flutter Press, 2013. 2. From When and Where: Three Poets [Paperback]. (co-authored with Hal O'Leary and Jerome Brooke) Thailand: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012. 3. Waiting [e.chapbook]. Red Box Kite, 2012. 4. Three Poets: Voices from the West Coast [e.book]. (co-authored with Koon Woon and Joneve McCormick). Seattle: Goldfish Press, 2011. 5. Chansons of a Chinaman [Paperback]. Murfreesboro, TN: Leaf Garden Press, 2009. In particular, I have work included in Best Canadian Poetry (2012, 2009) and BestNewPoemsOnline (2011); also, I have been nominated 8 times for the Pushcart Prize, and invited to read my poetry at Seattle’s Hugo Coffee House, during the Word On the Street Vancouver Festival and on other occasions. Selected Solo-Publications (in English): 1. Chansons of a Chinaman [Paperback]. Murfreesboro, TN: Leaf Garden Press, 2009.
2. Politics and Poetics: A Comparative Study of John Keats and Li He [Paperback; Monograph]. Berlin: LAP, 2009. 3. Waiting [e.Chapbook]. Red Box Kite, 2012. 4. Landscaping [Paperback]. San Jacinto, California: Flutter Press, 2013. 5. Plein Air [Paperback; Micro Chapbook]. Origami Poems Project, 2013. Interviews: 1. Silver Blade [US, Dec., 2012] http://www.silverblade.net/content/?p=1779 2. Nostrovia!Poetry [US, Apr., 2013] http://nostroviawriting.wordpress.com/2013/04/23/interview-with-allen-qing-yuanchangming-yuan-managers-of-poetry-pacific/ 3. Horrified Press [UK, Apr., 2013] https://www.facebook.com/horrified.press 4. PANK [US, Apr., 2013] http://www.pankmagazine.com/pankblog/interviews/the-lightning-room-withchangming-yuan/ 5. World Poetry Reading Series(CFRO100.5FM) [CA, Jan 21, 2014] htttp://worldpoetry.ca/?p=7447 Pushcart Nominations: 1. "Chansons of a Chinaman," nominated by my first poetry book publisher Leaf Garden Press for a Pushcart Prize for 2009. [link::http://leafgardenpress.blogspot.com/]. 2. "S. E. W. N," nominated by Blue Fifth Review for a Pushcart Prize for 2009. [http://samofthetenthousandthings.blogspot.com/2009/11/bfrs-pushcartnominations.html]. Also, originally published by BFR, my poem "Last Single Sale" was selected for inclusion in Best New Poems Online; 3. "Word Collage: A Democratic Poem," nominated by Carcinogenic Poetry (Virgogray Press) for a Puschcart prize for 2010. [link:: http://virgograypress.com/2010/11/25/2010-virgogray-press-pushcart-prizenominees/]; 4. "SAWS: A Seasonal Poem," nominated by Wilderness House Literary Review for a Pushcart prize for 2011. [link::http://www.fictionaut.com/forums/general/threads/1448]; 5. "Kinship: for Yuan Hongqi." nominated by Mobius for a Pushcart Prize for 2012 [link:: http://www.mobiuspoetry.com/prizeawards.htm];
6. â€œRed,â€? nominated by Yellow Medicine Review [http://www.yellowmedicinereview.com/] for a Pushcart Prize for 2013; 7. "Y," nominated by Sleet Magazine for a Pushcart Prize for 2013 [link:: http://www.sleetmagazine.com/selected/yuan_v5n1.html#Title1]; 8. "Natural Confrontations," nominated by The Binnacles for a Pushcart Prize for 2013 [link:: http://machias.edu/binnacle]
Published on Oct 8, 2014
Poetry Chapbook. A bit about Changming: Changming Yuan, 7-time Pushcart nominee and author of Chansons of a Chinaman (2009) and Landscaping...