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Two poems // Yuan Changming


Does not need

A motivation

Like you do

Its motivation, if any

Is to be an action

That’s that

… Needs a Smile

So it invented flowers

To bloom in every season, and

Rivers to irrigate the dry fields

Beyond the barren banks


Yuan Changming, nine-time Pushcart and one-time Best of Net nominee, published monographs on translation before moving out of China. With a Canadian PhD in English, Yuan currently edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Yuan in Vancouver; credits include Best Canadian Poetry, Cincinnati Review, BestNewPoemsOnline, Threepenny Review and 1289 others across 39 countries.

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