Beyond the Blue

by Yuan Changming

there is no borderline
between sea and sky

waves are pushing their colors
up towards the air, bloating
their calls and songs to bold
changing shapes

it is a world within nature
presenting itself, or what 
cannot be represented elsewhere

separated from the mind
the frame is trying to keep the mermaids
away from the Pacific trash vortex

© Copyright Yuan Changming


Yuan Changming grew up in an isolated village, started to learn the English alphabet at age nineteen and published monographs on translation before moving to Canada. Currently, Yuan edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Yuan in Vancouver. Credits include Pushcart nominations and appearances in Best of the Best Canadian Poetry (2008-17), & BestNewPoemsOnline, among 1,839 others across 46 countries. In early 2021, Yuan served on the Jury for Canada’s 44th National Magazine Awards (poetry category).


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