H.O.P.E.: The Destinations of Letters

By Changming Yuan 

H

inspired by a fence in hell
you were invented long ago
to connect every human
for a tall ladder of hope
that we can stand high
against the blue horizon
like the Babel Tower growing to reach Him
where I can find a home in the fame hall
where I can settle my soul in heaven

O

a rope loop propped up with hope
to lasso words running amuck

a mouth reshaped, repositioned
to pronounce the roundest vowel

P

not really a stoop
but a flag fluttering there
followed by pi rates

E

born to be a double reed
that can be bent into a long vowel
the most frequently used letter
in english, echoing endlessly in silences

if pulled down, it offers two doors
one leading to Soul via will, the other
to Him via wisdom; if turned up right
it forms a mountain with three peaks
like three holy swords, pointing high
one against the sun
one against the moon
one against the sky

Facing always towards the east, it embraces
existence, equality, eternity, emancipation…

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Categories: Issue 4, Poetry | 1 Comment

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One thought on “H.O.P.E.: The Destinations of Letters

  1. Cork

    Symbolism!

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