A belittled brownish brain
Hardened within spiky skin
Keeps all the cloud-like secrets of
The passing season, cursively
In each of its wooden lobes
Yuan Changming, nine-time Pushcart and one-time Best of Net nominee, published monographs on translation before moving out of China. Currently, Yuan edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Yuan in Vancouver; credits include Best of Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, Threepenny Review and 1309 others.