‘Outside the Universe of Sapphire’ and other poems by Yuan Hongri
By Chinese Poet Yuan Hongri
Translated by Manu Mangattu
Outside the Universe of Sapphire
Don’t you think the key is sweet
If it condenses into a diamond in solitude
And its song unlocks the portals to unseen gold?
You have discovered a new paradise!
Have the eyes of the juvenile once again
You have boarded the platinum ship
And the giants welcome you.
Set off! Outside the universe of sapphire
Explore the Kingdom of the Souls!!
Home Sweet Home beyond Milky Way
Nestled in the wings of night
After the pearl gem sets in heaven
I climb to the roof of the earth
To gaze at the star.
Gazing at the star,
To witness the coming century, the city of the giant
Blossom like a silver Garden.
The Music from that mysterious Galaxy
Soothes my soul like the rain.
In the light, let my form alight
Back to my home, beyond the Milky Way.
I seek the soul of words
That marks the beginning of words
That the gods of the eyes
Watch me from the depths
Makes me tremble and rejoice
As to savor the honey of paradise.
Oh! The light of light, the soul-star
Let the future be a platinum ballad
Take the dream ship, for,in no time
It shall arrive at the city of the giant
哦 那光之光 灵魂之星辰
The Prehistoric Golden State
Wish my smile were a golden armour.
May the Sun’s golden mirror guard your chest.
In the music of hundreds of millions of stars
Let your dreams sweeten like the wine of dawn.
The gods in heaven, the guardian of your soul
Out of the book of the giant bestow upon you a day
When Mountains bow to greet you, and,
A golden country, in ancient epoch, the ocean confers.
Sweet Interstellar Above
The Time has come to blossom and flourish
In my garden the stars will gather
Each star is a singer
From a mysterious country.
The giant from the City of Platinum
Shall bring a bunch of stone-necklace
This then is a song of the soul
On the stylish sweet interstellar above.
Words Such as God
Winter comes and winter goes
Until boots back the golden spring.
My soul has boarded the dragon car of Gods
And has just called on the kingdom of 72 planets.
Words such as God, where everyone is king
When their sun blossoms to you, forever
You will forget the world and forget the years.
Hongri Yuan, born in China in 1962, is a poet and philosopher interested particularly in creation. Representative works include Platinum City, The City of Gold , Golden Paradise , Gold Sun and Golden Giant. His poetry has been more widely published in the UK, USA ,India ,New Zealand, Canada and Nigeria.