Finally, on this Marpole street
She manages to fall
Exactly on his shoulder
After a prolonged season

But a sudden gust of summer wind
Blows her away from him
Onto the spring-stained sidewalk

Only to be trodden there
By a stranger’s foot
Like a dejected flower

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The Cherry Flower: A Parallel Poem by Changming Yuan
originally published April 12, 2010



Changming Yuan authored several books before emigrating out of China and currently teaches writing in Vancouver. Yuan's poems appear in Barrow Street, Best Canadian Poetry, Exquisite Corpse, London Magazine and over 200 other literary publications worldwide. His debut collection - Chansons of a Chinaman - and monograph - Politics and Poetics - were both released in September 2009. Yuan has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

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