Hesitantly, the snowflakes keep
Swinging around until their final fall
To the ground, in thickening stillness
As the present becomes gradually
Assimilated to the past (or future?)
All in a wild white world of fairy tales
Yuan Changming published monographs on translation before leaving China. Currently, Yuan lives in Vancouver, where he edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan; credits include ten Pushcart nominations, the 2018 Naji Naaman’s Literary Prize, Best of the Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline and 1,489 others worldwide.