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Bird vs. Sea
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Changming Yuan


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As if straight from heaven
A young snowy seagull charges down
Like a lightning strike
Trying to pick up the entire ocean
With its bold beak
As the tide raises
All its fierce fists
To protect against earth’s agitation
In foamy darkness
Far away, no one seems to stand
On the beach, watching
 
© by Changming Yuan.
Used with the author’s permission
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Changming Yuan, 4-time Pushcart nominee and author of Chansons of a Chinaman, grew up in rural China and published several monographs before moving to Canada. With a PhD in English, Yuan currently teaches in Vancouver and has had poetry appearing in nearly 550 literary publications worldwide, including Asia Literary Review, Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, Exquisite Corpse, London Magazine, Paris/Atlantic, Poetry Kanto, SANDand Taj Mahal Review.

 


Post New Comment:
Jo:
How did I miss this poem Changming? I just happened to go to previous and here you were. Wonderful images, strong, powerful.
Posted 06/27/2013 11:47 AM
loisflmom:
Beautiful. But I stand on the beach watching.
Posted 06/26/2013 09:32 PM
MaryLeeHahn:
So much beauty in nature that goes unseen or unheeded.
Posted 06/26/2013 10:37 AM
peninsulapoet:
Arresting, original images and lovely music.
Posted 06/26/2013 09:47 AM
mimi:
strong and beautiful images...thanks
Posted 06/26/2013 08:06 AM
Katrina:
Go for it, bird!
Posted 06/26/2013 04:28 AM


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