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A Surrealistic Page is there, Concealed in Everyone’s Mind

She labeled the floating island as ‘for rent’:
With its lurid surf-shaped flowers, and their weeping ears.

Keeping her distance seemed necessary;
This phantom Laputa, haunts every corner of the block, like an ancient warship sneaking up
Her strongholds, diurnal or nocturnal, were all pushd to the world’s end
Below her feet, cave-riddled escarpments and shoaly valleys
Camouflage the entrance to Inferno

A hundred thousand ways to awaken herself: A stinging slap, some cold water, a pang of pain
Or just autosuggestion: out there is nothing but a broad, mirror-like street
Illusional houses, virtual riverbanks-- all are but photomontage works

Giant Shadows are they, cast from inside the empty vessel, where the soul sojourns
But now they are fading away, so feeble and flimsy

‘Post process is supposed to be done tonight, our customer wants it tomorrow.’
 
Having reorganized her files, she is ready to leave. Elevator car, indoor waterfalls, perfumed washbasin…
‘see you!’ She waved to Paul,
Never mentioned his being ram-horned, human-headed and horse-bodied
Paul knows it all—he was the one that has taken over the floating island,
And saved her from endless entanglement
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Xiaoyuan Yin

Chief protagonist of encyclopedic poetry writing in China, advocate of hermaphroditical characteristics in poetic creation. Epic Poet, author of 18 long narrative poems (up to 70 thousand lines) and 12 other series (physics, chemistry, biology, geography, geology, psychology, calligraphy, photography, musicology, geometry, atmospheric science, and information sciences) . Member of Translators Association of China and the Poetry Institute of China. Winner of the Best International Translator for 2008 of IPTRC, andthe Prize for Distinguished Translator in the 4th World Poetry Prizes Sponsored by Dr. Choi Laisheung. Editor of several official poetry magazines. Over two thousand poetic works have been published in Ottawa Weekend, North American Maple (Canada) , Aust Cai Hong Ying(Australian) , New World Poetry (U.S.A.) , Tong Hua Daily News(Tailand) , China Daily, Global Times, and various magazines in China. more…

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