Artist Statement:

What is Poetry? To me, it is music without a synthesizer, but equally delicious to the ears and mind was an old expression but now a new hobby will be created by graceful hands and tasteful hearts has been retained thoughts, burst like mint bubbles
can be lyrics to a song never published or sampled could be new art, Da Vinci’s undead pursuit should be inspiring, a star searing sight might be symbols for those treasure hunters may be simple for those simple-minded is being a pastime for those enjoying free time but it is not dead
it is just dormant, inside our pens.

Artist Bio:

Alex Qing Yuan, born in Canada and aged 17, currently attends high school and edits Poetry Pacific in Vancouver. Since grade 10, Allen's poetry has appeared in 49 literary publications across 13 countries, including Contemporary American Voices, Cordite Poetry Review, Istanbul Literary Review, Literary Review of Canada, Mobius, Paris/Atlantic, Poetry Scotland, Spillway, Taj Mahal Review and Two Thirds North. Poetry submissions welcome at


Nature Netting

Allen Quin Yuan


the slender and straight trunks
seal our vision of the sky
like screen bars on a faulty monitor


unsure and hesitant
the green growth is the only beauty
blossoming in our domain


its bytes exponentially growing upwards and outwards
some shadowed, some shining
a canopy of yin and yang
a contrast so vivid on a scale of 0-100


the sunlight is a pure purge
for the virus skitters away like a shameful puppy


catching us in the interface, where we try
to stand up to the sun-kissed clouds in the cyberspace
to match the horizon to our eye level

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