- from At the Riverbank (A Series of Poems) | 选自 在河岸（组诗）
- ....Riparian Willows Grow on the Shoulders | 岸柳长在肩膀上
- ....Boat Unmoored | 凭空的船
- ....Once a Wharf | 曾经的码头
- ....First Man on the Road | 早行的人
- ....Passing Train | 过路的列车
- At a Street Corner, Watching a Man Impersonating Michael Jackson | 街头看人摹仿迈克尔·杰克逊
- Pozhenzi | 破阵子
- Yang Opera | 阳戏
- Water Drops | 水滴
- All the Secrets of Life Are in the Water | 世间所有的秘密，都在水里
- Evening Repast | 晚宴
- Weekend | 周末
- A Circus | 演出队
- Suddenly Thinking of Liu Ling | 忽然想到刘玲
- Solitary Days | 独居小记
- Love Explained | 爱的另一种解释
- Cave by the Sea | 海石
- In Skagway | 相会阿拉斯加
- Song of Spring | 春之歌
- Song of Spring，2 | 春之歌，之二
From 21st Century Chinese Poetry, No. 14
- The scarecrow doesn’t know what is happening.
- The sound of the wind
- does not reveal anything unusual.
- But someone in a windbreaker comes to put a windbreaker on him.
- She folded up his cuffs, leaving two fingernails out,
- and buttons him up.
- This flirting makes the wind blush,
- turning red, turning white.
— Zhang Fanxiu, Howling Wind
- The river, runs this way;
- the river, runs that way, too.
- Sometimes it isn’t called a river, but a riverbank.
- The riverbank stands in the back all the time.
- Where there is a sandbar,
- riparian willows create a bit of decoration,
- Springtime will be here soon.
- She doesn’t have a long memory;
- one morning she is in the north,
- one morning she is in the south,
- not at all steadfast.
— Chen Min, Riparian Willows Grow on the Shoulders
- A man murdered by a man,
- but he chose to point out the starry sky.
- Concerning the ways of the world,
- the cicada on the pagoda tree
- and I share similar views, except
- I wouldn’t dare such heart-and-lung-rending screams.
— Liu Nian, At a Street Corner, Watching a Man Impersonating Michael Jackson
- and if you want sunlight, you can have it.
- But when the curtain is pulled open,
- the weekend is gone.
- Where did it go? I don’t really worry about that.
- I am thinking more about how it arrived
- for our secret rendezvous,
- limping and staggering,
- a little down at heel, creased like the bottom of the curtain,
— Ba Ling, Weekend
- Echoes come from a cave by the sea,
- from its deepest chamber.
- as if someone calls out like a thunder
- with an open heart:
- Come, come without fear.
- Through these valleys, you will see a dreamland.
- For whom is the whisper? Do you hear?
- Do you hear the waves pushing over the seamounts to reach the cave.
- I will wait until you come.
- I will be waiting until you are here.
- Some days the calls come in a whisper,
- and the moon may look pale up the sky.
— Meifu Wang, Cave by the Sea