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Yuan Hongri (born 1962) is a renowned Chinese mystic, poet, and philosopher. His work has been published in the UK, USA, India, New Zealand, Canada, and Nigeria; his poems have appeared in Poet's Espresso Review, Orbis, Tipton Poetry Journal, Harbinger Asylum, The Stray Branch, Pinyon Review, Taj Mahal Review, Madswirl, Shot Glass Journal, Amethyst Review, The Poetry Village, and other ezines, anthologies, and journals. His best known works are Platinum City and Golden Giant. His works explore themes of prehistoric and future civilization.

Written by Chinese Poet Yuan Hongri
Translated by Yuanbing Zhang

Yuan Hongri

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The Nest of Time

When the lightning of heaven spark-over the head of the night
and make the earth transparent, like the honey of gold,
The angel's song is like the dance of the swarm
and illuminate the nest of time--the giant labyrinth of stars;
The golden car of dragon and Phoenix will carry the mountains of
prehistoric gods
and the giant ship of platinum is suddenly like a outer paradise of the
interstellar giants.