A Smile Is Like A Lotus
I am sitting in the divine temple of death and my smile is like a lotus
The night runs away and the universe is my garden of light
The gold pagoda from outer space is the palace of my soul in heaven
Where there are my illustrious ancient scriptures,
And golden poems which have been created by giants
Who told me of the rising of a huge city in future on the earth
Would come from a picture scroll by the gods predicted billions of years ago.
The Smile of Eternal Flower
The age of silver and blue crystals is coming
The desert is gold and stands in the garden of heaven
Those gods will return above the clouds
and show that stately and magnificent city in prehistoric times
Oh, you will see the light of your soul
which makes the sea as sweet as wine – the smile of eternal flower
The Phantom of The Rainbow
When the light of heaven passes through your body,
the bird of the soul wakes up.
Maybe you’ll see the huge city in outer space
and be surprised that the giant is just another you.
You are never in the world and there is no world,
everything is just a phantom rainbow.
Gold Pagoda of Phoenix Call
The beauty of heaven is beyond the imagination
that makes you disregard the golden palace of monarchs
make your thirty thousand years of bitter travel smile with the bright eyes of the dawn.
I sprinkle a timely rainfall from gold pagoda of phoenix call from outer space
And make the giant ‘s me in prehistoric to return in a spaceship for a moment.
Hongri Yuan (b. 1962) is a Chinese mystic poet and philosopher. His work has been published in journals and magazines internationally in UK, USA, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Canada and Nigeria. He has authored a number long poems including Platinum City, The City of Gold, Golden Paradise, Gold Sun and Golden Giant. The theme of his works is the exploration about human prehistoric civilization and future civilization.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org.