Ana Yin - Author and Poet
Present Is Beyond
At funeral after funeral,
Africa’s hottest sun
fails to warm them.
Piercing through their hollow eyes,
wistful winds shake their thin limbs.
Life, a striving skill
with nothing to grasp, so
Note: When asked to write down what bothers them the most,
these kids hand in their papers with one word on them: DEATH!
From Inhaling the Silence (Mosaic Press 2013)
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/