Ingredients of Truth [Poetry]

This is a poem by Chen Du.

Seawaves cuddle with the sand

Softly. It’s where

Liquid meets solid.

There comes the breeze

Joining the erasing

Of the swaying memory

So that thou cannot see

But only feel

The cubical of nature

That rejoices the contrast

In the most harmonious way

And awakens thee

With the simplest

And the tiniest

Ingredients of truth


Chen Du is a Voting Member of American Translators Association and a member of the Translators Association of China with a Master’s Degree in Biophysics from Roswell Park Cancer Institute, the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Master’s Degree in Radio Physics from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. She revised more than eight chapters of the Chinese translation of the biography of Helen Snow, Helen Foster Snow – An American Woman in Revolutionary China. In the United States, her translations have appeared in Lunch Ticket, The Bare Life Review and River River. Her essay was published by The Dead Mule and Hamline University English Department, her poem has appeared in Levitate and her poetry chapbook was published by The Dead Mule online. She is also the author of the book Successful Personal Statements. Find her online at ofsea.com.

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