By Chinese Poet Hongri Yuan
Translated by Yuanbing zhang
Fragrant and Amaranthine for Thousands of Years
One day I will come back from outer space
by a red cloud and bring giant’s picture scroll.
My lines of lightning songs will flutter gold greetings of prehistoric giant city
The mountains that have been sleeping for hundreds of millions of years
will be transparent suddenly and the lights will be brilliant, like five-coloured gems;
And the songs of my soul in the skeleton will be in full bloom,
like the fairyland flowers of the Kingdom of Heaven,
that will be fragrant and amaranthine for thousands of years.
When the heaven woke up in my body day after day
and the world began to be hyaline and smiling,
I saw myself fifty thousand years ago
that engraved the poems of shimmering gold in the jade.
The stars were spinning in space and composed the mysterious pictures,
and that giant who travelled by light waved to me joyfully,
made me to be happy and perfectly comfortable,
as if have meet prehistoric myself.
A Flying Saucer of Giants
Day by day the lightning in my body is waking up
and flying to this mortal world that dark night like iron.
Seeking devils’s head and make him to be a skeleton of hell and repay a gem time
That python’s body will become a golden bridge towards a giant city of tomorrow,
standing out against the sky , like the clouds rising and gathering.
And an interstellar spaceship on my palm like a flying saucer of giants,
that flashing miraculous brightness from an extraterrestrial Galaxy.
Angel’s Beautiful Image of White Feathers
The birds in my head sang the music of the Kingdom of Heaven,
sprinkled the rain of sweet dew and made the dusty world be sweet.
made the bones be like jade and the king of soul to smile.
A golden axe cut off the body of a black python for thousands of years,
and the light of dawn bloomed the giant’s prehistoric garden,
made the angel’s beautiful image of white feathers
to intoxicate a giant city beyond the sky.
Hongri Yuan, born in China in 1962, is a poet and philosopher interested particularly in creation. Representative works include Platinum City, Gold City, Golden Paradise , Gold Sun and Golden Giant. His poetry has been published in the UK, USA ,India ,New Zealand, Canada and Nigeria.