Yuan Hongri was born in 1962 in Shandong province Yanzhou District China, folk poet, philosopher, specializing in the creation. Representative works include poem Platinum City, Gold City, Golden Paradise, Gold Sun, Golden Giant.
Sweet Interstellar Above
The Time has come to blossom and flourish
In my garden the stars will gather
Each star is a singer
From a mysterious country.
The giant from the City of Platinum
Shall bring a bunch of stone-necklace
This then is a song of the soul
On the stylish sweet interstellar above.
The Prehistoric Golden State
Wish my smile were a golden armour.
May the Sun’s golden mirror guard your chest.
In the music of hundreds of millions of stars
Let your dreams sweeten like the wine of dawn.
The gods in heaven, the guardian of your soul
Out of the book of the giant bestow upon you a day
When Mountains bow to greet you, and,
A golden country, in ancient epoch, the ocean confers.
Often I have a foretaste of the future city of the giant.
The young giants in platinum Villas
The young giants in and out of the great mansion in platinum
And I'm one of them
In the body the sacred flame burns
On the head flickers the signs of zodiac
And the Diamond eyes glimpse the distant kingdom of heaven!
Poems translated by Manu Mangattu
Assistant Professor, Department of English
St George’s College Aruvithura, India