Gu Yue (originally Hu Yuheng) is a Taiwan poetess who was born in Hengshan County, Hunan in China. She was an editor Vineyard Poetry in Taiwan, currently she works with Epoch Poetry Quarterly. She has published several poetry collections: The One Who Chases the Sun, Moon Festival, My Love and a collection of essays Seducer, etc. Her poems were included in The Mood of Narcissus and Poetry by Thirty Taiwan Poetesses. Her new collections: Lunar: Discovering 91 Reasons for Loving Poetry and Illusory Life are a combination of poetry and paintings.
Edna Wu is the author of Clouds & Rain: A China-to-America Memoir, Two Eves in the Garden of Eden & A Male Mother, and A Single-Winged Bird. Her major academic and translation publications include Female Rule in Chinese and English Literary Utopias (A 1996 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book), A Dream of Glory: A Chuanqi Play by Wang Yun, a novel about the Chinese People's Liberation Army: The Third Eye, and The Remote Country of Women. She is professor of Chinese at California State University, Los Angeles.
In an illusion
I wait for snow
Looking up to the sky, snowflakes fall
In a dream the driving snow
bears a spirit with wings
that soothes my injured heart
I wait for the cold snow
to cover me, to purify me
I call for the snow, but it does not come
my heart has begun to snow.
Once in the vast and distant sky
snow kept falling
with a gesture of silence and grief
A man from the north,
sighs without tears
In the snow fog a birch tree is filled with longing
The lonely snowflakes are wet memories
In a foreign land a road flows back home
Today, there is no snow in the south
Snow quietly falls in my hair
Outside the window, a chinaberry tree
in the cold wind and rain stands still