My Heaven is Inside My body

My heaven is inside my body,

my heaven is a great many,

like stars in the night sky,

with silver towers,

huge edifices that look like sapphires,

golden palaces, gardens of crystal.

My body is bigger than the universe,

countless gods and angels are my partners,

as if they are countless myself.

Neither time nor life and death in my word,

dawn and dusk are the same name,

and sadness and joy are the same words.


Bio:Yuan Hongri (born 1962) is a renowned Chinese mystic, poet, and philosopher. His work has been published in the UK, USA, India, New Zealand, Canada, and Nigeria; his poems have appeared in Poet's Espresso Review, Orbis, Tipton Poetry Journal, Harbinger Asylum, The Stray Branch, Pinyon Review, Taj Mahal Review, Madswirl, Shot Glass Journal, Amethyst Review, The Poetry Village, and other e-zines, anthologies, and journals. His best known works are Platinum City and Golden Giant. His works explore themes of prehistoric and future civilization.Its content is to show the solemnity,sacredness and greatness of human soul through the exploration of soul.

Yuanbing Zhang (b. 1974), is Mr. Yuan Hongri’s assistant and translator. He himself is a Chinese poet and translator, and works in a Middle School, Yanzhou District, Jining City, Shandong Province China. He can be contacted through his