Yongqing Zhuang was born in TongAn, Xiamen. He is a member of Fujian Writers Association and Xiamen Writers Association. And he is the president of Xiamen TongAn Writers Association. He has published more than 200 poems and has published a book of poetry. He lives in Xiamen.
Xie Qian was born in 1975 in the Sichuang Province. She studied at the Information Management Department of Beijing University and the English Language and Literature Department of the graduate school of the China University of Mining and Technology in Beijing. She enjoys writing, playing piano and painting. She is teaching the Chinese language in Michigan.
A lake, embedded
in a wound of the earth.
A diamond-like tear
faintly hurts in the flickering shine.
A lake tenaciously defends
the pain and thoughts in the depths of its heart,
its limpidity, aloneness
and the vicissitudes of its scenery. Silently it
takes in the sky and fallen leaves, gathering up
the seeds frostbitten by the season.
A lake clutches jade in its bosom,
hibernating deep in the autumn,
like poems -- abandoned by the temporal world and
huddled in the bottom of the valley of time,
shining alone beyond the clamor of the world.