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‘Each Rock is A Potala Palace’ and ‘They Are Waiting for You in Outer Space’

By Chinese Poet Hongri Yuan
Translated by Yuanbing zhang

Each Rock is A Potala Palace

The sunshine is mellow wine

and there are golden palaces inside the sun.

Where a giant is its master,

he told me that I was his shadow on the earth.

I will still be much greater, like a mountain,

each rock is a Potala Palace.

And the epics I chanted came from billions of years ago,

there are huge number sweet homes beyond the Milky way.

 02.20 . 2020





他告诉我  我是他在人间的影子

我还会更加巨大 像一座山


而我吟唱的史诗 来自亿万年前

在银河系之外 有巨多甜蜜的家园


They Are Waiting for You in Outer Space

Let the soul bloom between the sky and the earth

Don’t do nothing throughout your life,as if the stone turns into the dust

Everybody is born equal, the body is just a Mirage,

but the soul is imperishable from time immemorial,

more than the sun, the moon and the stars.

If you woud find yourself and the world would be also in your hands

There are huge number space–times in the universe–

sweet kingdoms everywhere.

In that legendary heavens, there is giant’s yourself,

those gods are your companions, they are waiting for you in outer space.

                                    02.08. 2020


在天地之间 让灵魂绽放

不要一生碌碌 像石头化为尘土

每个人生来平等 肉体只是幻影

而灵魂亘古不老 胜过日月星辰

你若找到了自己 天地也在你掌中

宇宙的时空巨多 处处是甜蜜的王国

在那传说的天堂 有那巨人的自己

那众神是你的伙伴 他们在天外等你



Hongri Yuan (b. 1962) is a Chinese mystic poet and philosopher. His poetry has been widely published in the UK, USA, India, New Zealand, Canada and Nigeria. He has authored a number books including Platinum City, The City of Gold, Golden Paradise, Gold Sun and Golden Giant.

About the Translator

Yuanbing Zhang (b. 1974), who is a Chinese poet and translator, works in a Middle School, Yanzhou District , Jining City, Shandong Province, China. He can be contacted through his email-

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