Pumpkin by Changming Yuan

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.

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