"The Bath of Fire" (Excerpt)
-- by Yu Guangchong (1928-2017)
-- Translated by Frank C Yue
In the hot, hot East
There is a Phoenix that came from the fire
And returning to the fire will ne'er cease.
A fiery footprint, each step of the Phoenix,
In red-hot flames dancing;
All the Crows are burnt to death, but not this one,
O The young Phoenix --
A feathery ray of the Sun
Arising, in Eternity pulsating.