as in yellow

as rich as old soil

from the qingzhang plateau

as long as endless water

from the huanghe river

as appealing as common rapeseed

as smooth as ripe banana skin

as noble as shiny as neon

as full as a tender egg yolk

as bold as the blatant yellow peril


Changming Yuan, 5-time Pushcart nominee and author of Chansons of a Chinaman (2009) and Landscaping (2013), holds a PhD in English and tutors in Vancouver, where he co-publishes Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan (Submissions welcome at editors.pp@gmail.com). Recently interviewed by PANK, Yuan has poetry appear in 719 journals/anthologies across 27 countries, including Asia Literary Review, Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, LiNQ, London Magazine, Paris/Atlantic, Poetry Kanto, Salzburg Review, SAND, Taj Mahal Review, Threepenny Review and Two Thirds North.