In Praise of Love

by Ann Huang

You dig into the country dirt

when the garnets flow

and the lovers attract

the wandering of pigeons and dogs.

You lounge by the shrines of masons

and their spoons hallowed by insomnia

from the ocean of white sails

and the worn-out sky and the tongue of cats.

She follows you to a meeting room

luring the sunset, which pulses with love and laughters

and the strong shadow of dusk

and the sea dwellers.

Ann Huang is an author, poet, and filmmaker based in Newport Beach, Southern California. She was born in Mainland, China and raised in Mexico and the U.S. World literature and theatrical performances became dominating forces during her linguistic training at various educational institutions. Huang possesses a unique global perspective of the past, present, and future of Latin America, the United States, and China. She is an MFA candidate from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and has authored one chapbook and two poetry collections. Her surrealist poem “Night Lullaby,” was a Ruth Stone Poetry Prize finalist. In addition, Huang's book-length poetry collection, Saffron Splash, was a finalist in the CSU Poetry Center's Open Book Poetry Competition. Her newest poetry collection, A Shaft of Light, is set to come out in 2019.

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November 2018

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