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Louis Pasteur and Dextrotartaric Acid, 1848

Louis Pasteur and Dextrotartaric Acid, 1848
By Xiaoyuan Yin

On a grayish slide under the microscope, tiny human figures
Evolve into kaleidoscopic anaerobes. Make sure chubby silkworms and ferocious hounds
Are in their places, since your being in love with cerevisiaes’ tribe
Has hit the headlines. When wars and misfortunes swept out everything on flights of
World’s stairs, how could you trust milk and water
So fickle and suspicious? Benevolent eyes through the dust and smoke sought for scavengers
To clear rotten leaves from veins of people, at the cost of
Heat and time. Maybe he just overdid it, Otherwise, why with their last breath
They praised the land and flocks over her? ‘Stonehenge is a symbol of
Constant state.’ Tartaric acid crystals, blossomed into patina green
In Val de Loire. Across the fingers of the Creator
L-tartaric Acid and D-tartaric Acid, swirling, like oil of science poured on the flame
Of nature. Daylight is restored, as if
Never been stolen. It can be heard, the gurgle of little souls
Within bodies of fowls – they no longer swarm into Eden
To be its bowerbirds.
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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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