Lan Ye was born in Shangdong in 1968, originally Xu Xianbin. He is a member of China Writers Association and has published a number of books of poetry. He has received a few national poetry awards. He works at Poetry Periodical.
Qi Yue Ye Zi
Born in 1970s, Qi yue Yezi is a bilingual poet, writer and translator. She is the director of World Federation of Youth Literary Arts, a member of Translators Association of China and a member of ShaanXi Writers Association. Her Chinese and English works have won numerous awards. She has published works in the major journals, including Workers' Daily, Journal Of Selected Poems, Poetry Tide. She is the author of book of poetry The Bright Morning Star, bilingual book of poetry The Spring Apple, and two translated works Seeking and The Last Pilgrim.
An Expectant mother got on the bus
supporting herself by the pole behind the door
She quickly glanced at the whole bus load of passengers
so proud as if
She was pregnant with a prince
Revealing her pride and tenderness
As if everyone in the carriage were her child.
The car jolted slightly
Everyone and every strand of air
Were shocked and alarmed
- The road should really be more smooth and even
- The car should really be driving more slowly
Many mothers are going out and coming home
holding the world in their bosoms, sweet and careful