At the center of seasonal serenities
In an abbot’s kasaya
You sit there
As if praying for the whole land
In a muted voice
Changming Yuan, 9-time Pushcart nominee and one-time Best of the Net nominee, started to learn English at age 19 and published monographs on translation before moving out of China. Currently, Changming edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Yuan in Vancouver, and has poetry appearing in Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, London Magazine, Threepenny Review and 1249 others.