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Communication Behaviors

Communication Behaviors
By Xiaoyuan Yin

Stained with walnut and saffron oil, the skeleton of his life is now pegged
Out on the line. The curly fringe was taken off, half rack of ribs removed,
And thumbtack holes exposed, which seem rusty against the dim twilight.

Balsam firs burning in the autumn winds – symbols of the deceased;
Howling gibbons and running wolves --the advanced;
Frills cracking and falling from the sun --the decrepit;
Coal particles shedding from the golden clouds --the deranged…

Code segments are long and usually in a broken line, that turn into laminar flow
In the labyrinth of the ear.
The telegraph keeps clicking, while nobody is sitting around.

The iridescent plumage of the season has been ruffled up, so the sorcerer dances, murmuring incantations,
With plumes on his knees and the back of his hands.
-- Turn the corner and you would see a new spring coming
There is a cheetah, who has ambled along the front of night, and picked up the setting sun from among the tumbleweeds.
There is energy lingering here, still powerful enough to hurt,
Using a mysterious lip language
Of dying fish.
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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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