Poetry at Sangam



EPHEMERAL by Changming Yuan

above the vast prairies
        a little subject
leads a compound predicate
                flying behind
like a flock of wild geese, through attributives
    and adverbials, all drifting around
        along the horizon, where an unknown object
                        is gliding
in parallel to an appositive
    as if to join the vanishing point
of a foreign language, where
        all syntactic elements pass by swiftly