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    Quote Originally Posted by heartwing View Post
    Beautiful.
    Thanks,Heattwing, but what and which is beautiful?

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    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post


    We never feel jealous
    of the sublime lilies
    or fascinated
    by the gorgeous roses,
    let alone to admire
    the faint fragrance of jasmines.
    Simply because
    our parents are ordinary,
    we're also small green clover,
    like common people.
    In reality,
    glamour and nobility
    aren't the most important values
    in our life.
    In spite of the fact
    that we're so petty
    like our ancestors,
    who've gone
    through thick and thin
    to pass life on
    we still stand firm and persevere
    in greening our fatherland.

    綠苜蓿

    不忌妒百合花
    的高貴
    也不迷戀玫瑰花
    的艷麗
    更不欽羨茉莉花
    的清香
    只因
    我們的父母都是
    那麼平常的綠苜蓿
    我們也是那麼
    凡夫俗子般
    的綠色小草
    本來 尊貴華麗
    就不是
    我們生活中
    重最重要的價值
    雖然
    我們是 那麼
    微不足道
    如同 我們的先人
    為了延續生命
    經歷了千辛萬苦
    一般
    為了綠化家園
    我們依舊不屈不撓




    I like a lot of your work. This would be one example. Are you familiar with A minor press? The editor is in Hong Kong. Anyway, I don't know if you publish and I don't think they take reprints, but it might be worth trying if you have something that has not been seen on the internet or in print. No guarantees of course, but one never knows. A lot of your work is so lush and beautiful in what it says and what it suggests. Anyway, just wanted to comment. I hope you will let us know if you ever decide to collect your work and publish.
    “What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open.” ― Muriel Rukeyser
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    Quote Originally Posted by heartwing View Post
    I like a lot of your work. This would be one example. Are you familiar with A minor press? The editor is in Hong Kong. Anyway, I don't know if you publish and I don't think they take reprints, but it might be worth trying if you have something that has not been seen on the internet or in print. No guarantees of course, but one never knows. A lot of your work is so lush and beautiful in what it says and what it suggests. Anyway, just wanted to comment. I hope you will let us know if you ever decide to collect your work and publish.
    Thanks, Heartwing, for the most uplifting comment which made my day and brought me hope. With this hope, I think I'm able to hew a stone of hope out of a mountain of despair.
    No, I'm not familiar with A Minor Press and I haven't published my poetry though I believe that one day it'll be done posthumously.
    Yes, I've decided to collect my works and publish if only you'd help me.
    Last edited by angliholic; 07-16-2016 at 08:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Thanks, Heartwing, for the most uplifting comment which made my day and brought me hope. With this hope, I think I'm able to hew a stone of hope out of a mountain of despair.
    No, I'm not familiar with A Minor Press and I haven't published my poetry though I believe that one day it'll be done posthumously.
    Yes, I've decided to collect my works and publish if only you'd help me.
    I am happy you have decided to take first steps. Please keep me in touch, angliholic. I know this is your destiny. It may at first require more hewing. Best wishes.
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    [QUOTE=heartwing;1323049]I am happy you have decided to take first steps. Please keep me in touch, angliholic. I know this is your destiny. It may at first require more hewing. Best wishes.[/QUOT E]
    Thanks, heartwing, for your kindness and help.
    Sure, I will keep in touch with you, my benefactor, but no, it's not my destiny to get my poetry published. I'll let nature take its course~~if luck smiles at me before I pass away, then I'll sure smile back. But if I'm doomed to be in bad luck all my life, I won't complain about it at all because it's life~~you win some, and you lose some.
    And yes, I know I need to cut out some doggerel because all that glitters is not gold.
    Thanks again, Heartwing, for your precious time.

    All the best to you and your loved ones,


    Lewis Jian

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    [QUOTE=angliholic;1323076]
    Quote Originally Posted by heartwing View Post
    I am happy you have decided to take first steps. Please keep me in touch, angliholic. I know this is your destiny. It may at first require more hewing. Best wishes.[/QUOT E]
    Thanks, heartwing, for your kindness and help.
    Sure, I will keep in touch with you, my benefactor, but no, it's not my destiny to get my poetry published. I'll let nature take its course~~if luck smiles at me before I pass away, then I'll sure smile back. But if I'm doomed to be in bad luck all my life, I won't complain about it at all because it's life~~you win some, and you lose some.
    And yes, I know I need to cut out some doggerel because all that glitters is not gold.
    Thanks again, Heartwing, for your precious time.

    All the best to you and your loved ones,


    Lewis Jian
    The doggerel is beautiful. When I was speaking of more hewing, I meant the test that is a part of the submissions process.

    The destiny talk was meant to let you know I love your work and I felt it would find an audience.

    But I definitely appreciate your sense of things. As always, despite everything, all efforts aside, there is a sense in which other forces are determinative.

    Your sense of peace comes through in your work. I look forward to reading more.
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    [QUOTE=heartwing;1323124]
    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post

    The doggerel is beautiful. When I was speaking of more hewing, I meant the test that is a part of the submissions process.

    The destiny talk was meant to let you know I love your work and I felt it would find an audience.

    But I definitely appreciate your sense of things. As always, despite everything, all efforts aside, there is a sense in which other forces are determinative.

    Your sense of peace comes through in your work. I look forward to reading more.
    Thanks, Heartwing, for this inspiring and soothing reply.
    I've known that my poetry will find an audience since I began to post it on several poetry groups on FB. Nevertheless, I feel a bit in despair that it hasn't been published. Maybe, that's the way things go and I never complained.
    Thanks, my benefactor, again for your kind words and encouragement.

    All the best,

    Lewis Jian

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    [QUOTE=angliholic;1323152]
    Quote Originally Posted by heartwing View Post
    Thanks, Heartwing, for this inspiring and soothing reply.
    I've known that my poetry will find an audience since I began to post it on several poetry groups on FB. Nevertheless, I feel a bit in despair that it hasn't been published. Maybe, that's the way things go and I never complained.
    Thanks, my benefactor, again for your kind words and encouragement.

    All the best,

    Lewis Jian
    I will be curious to know if you decide to submit when various publishers open their reading window, such as A minor press. I can appreciate a desire for privacy too, however, so whatever you choose to do, I wish you well.
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    [QUOTE=heartwing;1323158]
    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post

    I will be curious to know if you decide to submit when various publishers open their reading window, such as A minor press. I can appreciate a desire for privacy too, however, so whatever you choose to do, I wish you well.
    Thanks, Heartwing, for your concern again.
    I'm willing but I'm not a very active go-getter, so I'm still waiting passively for some publishers to contact me. If there're none to contact me before I meet my maker. Then I'll let it be. Thanks again.

    Kind regards,

    Lewis Jian

    P.S. I did contact Nicolette Wong, but she didn't reply my request.

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    [QUOTE=angliholic;1323198]
    Quote Originally Posted by heartwing View Post

    P.S. I did contact Nicolette Wong, but she didn't reply my request.
    I don't know the reason for sure for this, but likely the best way to approach things is to go through the usual submission process which involves a proposal, etc, and that during the regular submission period.

    I understand what you mean about seeing what will happen.

    It is beautiful you share your poetry here. It is just wonderful. Thank you.
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    [QUOTE=heartwing;1323201]
    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post

    I don't know the reason for sure for this, but likely the best way to approach things is to go through the usual submission process which involves a proposal, etc, and that during the regular submission period.

    I understand what you mean about seeing what will happen.

    It is beautiful you share your poetry here. It is just wonderful. Thank you.
    Thanks, Heartwing, for your concern again and again.
    It's not so much I share my poetry here as I save it here. Hopefully, it'll be published with ease.

    Sincerely yours,

    Lewis Jian

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    For Kathryn

    Yesterday
    when my day
    was all but a piece of wreckage,
    you sent me a private message
    saying,
    my writing's amazing;
    you've missed my poetry,
    and hoping,
    I'm well and life's being good to me.
    Thank you for showing
    everlasting fondness for my verse
    though it may prove worse
    than any doggerel.
    As long as your concern
    is immortal
    and deeper than the ocean,
    it's of little significance
    whether we should've known
    each other earlier
    than in the season~
    leaves were changing color.
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    Your Desirable Silhouette

    For the sweet honey
    of a fragrant flower,
    a butterfly will easily
    give up flying elegantly.
    For your desirable silhouette,
    I'll never regret
    having eagerly sold
    my sublime soul.

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    Walking in the Summer Rain~~Revised

    Walking in the rain
    alone,
    on this July afternoon,
    I'm holding a blue balloon
    instead of an umbrella.
    Don't think of me
    as a great fan
    of becoming dripping wet
    on this lonely lane.
    It's simply because
    I'm eager to witness
    the singing and dancing
    of the summer rain
    wash away the dust
    and dirt from those
    endearing green leaves
    along with my griefs.
    Last edited by angliholic; 07-22-2016 at 06:15 PM.

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    For Heartwing

    Thank you, Heartwing,
    for the lush and beautiful comment
    you left on my writing
    though it was at the moment
    when spring breezes were blowing
    no longer
    and lotus flowers were seeding
    in the pond yonder.
    A while ago,
    I clearly remember,
    they were still
    like young boys and girls
    frolicking in the green plain.
    It was you
    that appeared with a summer rain
    causing
    numerous enthralling ripples
    in my heart
    when my hope was dying
    and I was about to give up the art
    of writing poetry.

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