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 crimson porcelain pot.
A smoke-green silk scarf.
Street lights in the dark
fall into my eyes
as I look back,
softly splashing, tiny spray
quivering into shallow scattered ripples.
A bamboo basket full of cherry blossoms.
A bamboo basket brimming with spring days.
A bamboo basketful of stars
bloomed like snowflakes