Hongri Yuan, born in China in 1962, is a poet and philosopher interested particularly in creation. Representative works include Platinum City, Gold City, Golden Paradise, Gold Sun and Golden Giant.
The City of the Soul
(Translated by Manu Mangattu)
Those ancient timeworn words I love –
The Stone of the erstwhile dated soul.
More than the crown or the jewels
They make my days bright and charming.
With the light that I have
I put them to smelt in Jinding
So that I have countless stars
To plait my City of the Soul.