Lu Wei An
Lu Wei An, pen name Ying Qing, born in Dejiang, Guizhou in 1971. He is a member of Zhejiang Writers Association and vice-president of Nanhu Writers Association. Since 1989, he has published numerous poems and other works in dozens of literary journals. He has published a book of poetry Blue Atmosphere. His poems have been included in a number of anthologies and he has received many awards.
North of the Hangzhou Bay lies the plain, deep
in which are rivers of all sizes, running for so many years.
The rivers are brilliant but silent.
At dawn, at noon, at dusk, and at midnight
they remain as they are.
I share the most unalloyed friendship with them.
I will be where they meet,
squatting, standing, and staring at the void of the rivers.
When weeds drift gently across the water, or old bottles
I wonder where they come from and where they'll go.
Occasionally, a flight of water birds will break
into my sight, their joyful tweets
rippling over quiet landscapes, just like waves of wheat.
I even lose track of time, and doggedly
keep my rivers company.
We inch into a farther and remoter distance, quietly.