Ana Yin - Author and Poet
Our Feelings Are Like a House
are like a house,
observed by strangers
who knock on the door.
Those who adore us will stay,
fear not our original look.
Those who dislike us wish
they could bring their own brush
for a brisk touchup.
It is hard to stay neutral to please,
especially among cold
I tried it once, tinted in light salmon--
at night, with doors closed,
I exploded into fire.
Now the house is in renovation,
I hesitate, I wait.
from Wings Toward Sunlight (Mosaic Press 2011)
Anna Yin, IT Geek and poet, was born in China, and immigrated to Canada in 1999. Her passion for poetry bloomed after coming to North America. She won the 2005 Ted Plantos Memorial Award and 2010 MARTY Award for her poetry. In 2011 her book “Wings Toward Sunlight” was published by Mosaic Press. She is a member of the League of Canadian Poets. Her Poetry Alive events have been a new approach to help people explore and appreciate poetry.
Visit Anna at http://www.annapoetry.com/