[Poem] One Tree That Makes a Whole Forest | Yuan Changming
Instead of reaching deep
Into the ground, you hung all your roots
On your twigs in the wild open, trying
To absorb both air and light directly
As well as darkness and cold
Ready to connect to soil and water
Growing from a single tree into a huge forest
That’s the secret of banyan
The secret about growth.
About the Author
Yuan Changming, 8-time Pushcart nominee and author of 4 chapbooks, is the most widely published poetry author who speaks Mandarin but writes English. Tutoring and co-editing Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan in Vancouver.