Yuan Hongri

There’s A Much Larger World in The Body
— translation by Yuanbing Zhang

There’s a much larger world in the body
this is the secret that the ancient sages have told you.
Listening to the light pass through your body and play Guqin in your bones
noticed an old man, who was 30,000 years old, sitting in a palace on the mountain’s top.

There is an island in the depths of the ocean,
the goddess was so brilliant before the world had been born.
Her eyes will make you to forget the sadness,
for an instant, take you through those free and unfettered days outside.




Yuan Hongri (b. 1962) is a Chinese mystic poet and philosopher. His works have been widely published in journals and magazines internationally in the UK, USA, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Canada and Nigeria. He has authored a number of long poems including Platinum City, The City of Gold, Golden Paradise and Golden Giant. The theme of his work is the exploration of human prehistoric and future civilization.

Yuanbing Zhang (b. 1974), is a Chinese poet and translator, and works in a Middle School, Yanzhou District , Jining City, Shandong Province, China.