Poetry at Sangam



Y, AS IN YELLOW by Changming Yuan

as rich as old as the soil
from the qingzhang plateau
as long as endless as the water
from the huanghe river
as appealing as common as rapeseed
as smooth as ripe as banana skin
as noble as shiny as gold
as full as tender as egg yolk, and indeed

does this color suggest any peril
in or by nature?