Li Yongcai, born in Chongqing,Sichuan in 1966, is a member of Chinese Writers' Association and a member of the Trustee Council of Star Semimonthly. He obtained his Master's degree in public administration from Beijing University. His works were published in a number of publications including Poetry Magazine, Star Semimonthly, Green Wind Bimonthly. His honors include the Top Prize of the “Grand Canal Cup” in the National Poetry Contest, the First Prize of the Fourth “Sunlight Cup”, and the Award of Excellence of the “Tianyoude Cup”. He has published three books of poetry, including The Direction of Hometown, Urban Objects, and Blank Color.
A far off farmland becomes the weeds of home.
I travel through a small piece of deserted time, murmuring.
In autumn my spirit falls. I wish to see your shadow
Trees and barnyard grasses.
A scholar from the Tang dynasty
Is still searching for the scriptures.
On Mount South fruit trees grow.
In the wind, a secluded shepherd suddenly changes color.
These compelling shadows
Run and sweep the gray off stone steps.
But where can my semi-intoxicated eyes go to wait for
The days of no reward?
Through eventide and long hair like wild paths
I still see the sky
Entering a road without man.
My spirit travels on a blade's edge
Faster than the shadow of a speeding car.