Thursday, 23 May 2019

Infinitival Infinities: A Sonnet in Fragments

To be               a matter when there’s no question
Or not to be     a question when nothing really matters

To sing            with a frog squatting straight
On a lotus leaf in the Honghu Lake    near Jingzhou

    To recollect all the pasts, and mix them
Together like a glass of           cocktail

To build                       a nest of meaning 
Between two broken branches on       Ygdrasil 

To strive          for deity
Longevity        and
Even happiness

To come          on and off line every other while

To compress    consciousness into a file, and upload it
    Onto a nanochip. To be           daying, to                    die

© Yuan Changming

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Yuan Changming  published monographs on translation before leaving his native country. Currently, Yuan lives in Vancouver, where he edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan. Credits include ten Pushcart nominations, Best of the Best Canadian Poetry (2008-17) and BestNewPoemsOnline, among others.