Wintry Mindscape

Changming Yuan



Two little crows

Popping up

From nowhere

Try to

Establish themselves:

Two truths

On the skeletal tree top

Yawing fiercely

Towards the sky, the wind, the buildings

The fields and the entire afternoon

All so fluffy white

In jade-toned snow



Changming Yuan grew up in rural China, holds a PhD in English, and currently works as a tutor  in Vancouver. Yuan's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Barrow Street, Best Canadian Poetry (2009), the Cortland Review, Exquisite Corpse, the London Magazine, Tipton Poetry Journal and more than 150 other literary journals/anthologies worldwide. Yuan’s first full-length collection Chansons of a Chinaman has recently become available at Email welcome at