Poetry from Hongri Yuan, translated by Manu Mangattu

Older middle aged Asian man in a scarf and white jacket and black pants standing in a park. He's surrounded by plants with reddish leaves and some green, yellow and light brown trees are in the background. There's a path and a light behind him too.

Gold  Heaven

Written by Chinese Poet Hongri Yuan

Translated by Yuanbing zhang


The golden sidestep of the days,ah!

arranged golden ladders years.

A mirror

let me saw

countless smiles of time.

The long corridors of gold

leading to countless crystal space-times.

On golden gates

carved with the rounds of

golden sun.

I walked into the rounds of

the mirror of the sun

and saw the palaces of gold.

The big birds of gold feathers,ah!

singing the prehistoric stories to me.

I’m the giant in the sun,ah!

I am the golden sun.

Countless centuries ago

I flew in the crystal universe.

To date the magnificent gold palaces

still waiting for me in the sun

To date the golden sun

Singing in the universe.

I am the king of the sun,ah!

The dragon and phoenix are my mounts.

The wheel of the golden sun

It’s all my hometown.

The countless golden suns

Laughing at me in the universe.

The huge dragons and phoenixes

Flying in the crystal space.

The golden rivers,ah!

Flying down from the sky

and turned into

the new golden seas of time.

I saw the huge castles,ah!

Standing above the ocean.

In the sky with red clouds wafting

sparkled the colourful lights.

The cities of crystal,ah!

like the lofty mountains in the sky.

The aerial gardens,ah!

like the colorful clouds floating in the sky.

I was riding on a golden dragon,ah!

flew to the golden space,

turned into the golden lights,ah!

and flew into the wheels of the sun.

The golden flames of the sun

like a huge and beautiful wreath.

The sacred temples

Smiling and opening to me.

I saw the giants,ah!

Lived happily in the sun.

Their sweet smiles,ah!

like a beautiful garden.

Their great art,ah!

sparkled the divine joy.

The magnificent palaces of gold,ah!

Were exactly their masterpiece.

The flowers of the jewels and gold,ah!

Were in full bloom in the gardens of the sun.

The pavilions and towers of crystal,ah!

Sparkled the strange light.

The lines of words of jewels

enchased in the walls of gold.

The huge statues

smilling to you gladly.

The massive painting that engraved by gold

hung in the center of the main hall.

Inlaided with gems

like the cities of gold.

The huge dragon and phoenix

singing joyfully in the sky,

like the pieces of mysterious movement

made me to forget the time suddenly.

Every giant sun

was the kingdoms of gold.

The countless holy giants

lived their miraculous lives.

They had neither night

nor years of the world.

Ten million years of mankind

seemed to be their one day.

They had no worry

sparklling the light all over their bodies,

like the rounds of sun

smiled gladly all the time.

Their divine wisdom

could change the universe,

Let every star in the sky

to turn into the beautiful home.

Countless hundreds of millions of years ago

they created humans.

Even the little earth

was also their works.

With their own spirits

they created the universes.

The countless shining stars

like their words.

In that distant space

they were engaged in creation.

The whole change of minkind

has already existed in their eyes.

They were the ancestors of mankind

And were filled with affections to mankind,

and all the wisdom of mankind

had come from their transmission.

Many centuries ago

they have come to the world,

created the sacred civilizations

and the cities of gold.

Their offspring from generation to generation

lived and reproduced on the earth,

experienced numerous changes

To have humans today.

Those ancient civilizations

are still shining in space.

All the past time

are all in another space.

The prehistoric civilization of mankind

will come fortunately again to the world,

As if the underground seeds

sprout and bloom on the ground.

The countless great arts

will be brilliant youth!

That miraculous science and civilizations

will illuminate the new history.

The old earth,ah!

And will be young again.

The flames of his heart,ah!

Will make himself transparent.

The countless sleeping time,ah!

Will wake up from the stone.

The bright and holy lights

will turn into the springs.

Those holy giants,ah!

Will go out of the sun,

with the wisdom of those lights

Illuminating the time-space of mankind.

The golden halls will appear

in the transparent oceans,

like the giant ships

towards the coast of mankind.

In the silent mountains

will ring out the joyful songs,

the fragrant rivers

will flow into the paradises of mankind.

I opened the doors,ah!

And saw the space-times,

the great civilizations,ah!

laughing before my eyes.

The countless eras of light

are coming up to us.

The cities of crystal

blooming in the new time-spaces.

The great flowers of civilization

blossoming in the seas of time-space.

The rounds of the golden sun

are also laughing and singing in space.

The countless cities of gold

blinking towards me in the sun,

spilt the gay singings

like the colorful flowers.

I saw that heaven and earth

filled with laughters everywhere,

that giant planets

also turned into human homes.

I opened one door after another

And flew into a sun after another.

The sacred golden civilization,ah!

like an endless long corridor of time.

Those giants of the sun,ah!

working on the sacred creation.

Let the gold of time

To turn into the countless paradises

Their holy spirits, ah!

Illuminated the space-times,

and created the magic sciences

and that holy arts.

I heard the rounds of the sun,ah!

Singing to me in space,

as if there were countless suns

sending out the golden lights.

I entered the universes

and opened the time-spaces

Every crystal space,ah!

There were also the rounds of the sun.

The stars of time,ah!

Shining in the space of crystal

turned into the bright lights

and agglomerated into the sea of the universe.

All the wisdom of the world

came from the deep space.

The seas of time,ah!

were pregnant with the countless suns.

All the futures of mankind

were enshrined in the sun.

The future pictures of the mankind

Will shine the joyful lights.

Every wanderer of the world

are all the descendants of the sun,

The countless centuries ago,ah!

were all the golden giants.

Opening the picture books of the time,ah!

The mankind had been incomparable tall.

The Himalayas,ah!

Was just a little giant.

Before the birth of the earth

mankind have already existed.

The countless stars of the universe

had all been the human homes.

The changes of mankind,ah!

Created the different civilizations.

The another great space,ah!

determined the course of the world.

The future of mankind has been arranged

in the golden palace of the sun,

as if the huge pictures

were enshrined in the rolls of golden book.

The golden books of the sun

shone the words of gold,

the lines of mysterious words, ah!

Gestated the future civilization.

All kinds of issues of human creation,ah!

Came from the revelation of the sun

Only the holy spirit

could understand the words of the sun.

The giants of the sun,ah!

Were the master of the sun.

The rounds of the great suns

were the lights of their  hearts.

They were the ancestors of mankind,ah!

They were the earliest human.

In the sun,ah!

Watching their descendants.

South Asian middle aged man with brown hair and a small beard. Blue collared shirt.
Translator Manu Mangattu

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