Decoding Autumn

To be the most favoured season
For anyone with a little artistry
Itching within their marrow:

It is the show time for trees
As they become
Most spotlighted
By blooming fully
Towards a bluer & higher sky

Even more fully than spring
Or summer flowers

Yes, autumn trees are most
Congenial to the soul of a painter
As they mark each
Fine hour in a different nuance
Of colour & shape, with each of
Their leaves battling
Fiercely & brilliantly
Against the rhythms of death

Changming Yuan

Yuan Changming published monographs on translation before leaving China. With a Canadian PhD in English, Yuan currently edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Yuan in Vancouver. Credits include 11 Pushcart nominations, 9 chapbooks & awards, as well as publications in Best of the Best Canadian Poetry (2008-17) & BestNewPoemsOnline, among more than 1,800 other literary outlets across 46 countries.

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