CHINESE CHARACTERS: LESSON 1 by Yuan Changming

思:  thought takes place        In the field of heart 闷:  depressed when your heart is       Shut behind a door 忍:tolerate with a knife       Right above your heart *** Yuan Changming published monographs on translation before leaving his native country. Currently, Yuan edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan in Vancouver. Credits include ten Pushcart nominations, […]

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PISTOL by Carson Pytell

Van Gogh’s rusted pistol was sold For a little south of two hundred grand, And they weren’t even sure It was really the one he used When life had become too much: Too little; just the wrong amount To have to bear between paintings, Between trying to feed himself, When he decided to pull the […]

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