Anna Yin was Mississauga’s Inaugural Poet Laureate (2015-2017) and Ontario representative to the League of Canadian Poets (2013-2016). She has authored five collections of poetry. Her poems/translations have appeared at ARC Poetry, New York Times, China Daily, CBC Radio, World Journal etc. Anna won the 2005 Ted Plantos Memorial Award, two MARTYs, two scholarships from West Chester University Poetry Conference, three grants from OAC and 2013 Professional Achievement Award from CPAC. She performed her poetry on Parliament Hill and has been featured at 2015 Austin International Poetry Festival and 2017 National poetry month project etc. She also teaches Poetry Alive workshops at schools, colleges and libraries. Her website: annapoetry.com
It is possible we met in another life
under the cold solstice moon,
and danced and danced madly…
It is possible we were too close to keep warm
to recall faces and the land of promise…
What has left since?
A dream haunts me…
my garden flowering with you
in every spring.
I never doubt all the possibilities,
the life before, the life after,
our wings joined together.
A path, my feet hesitant to follow it,
my eyes closed in…
leaves marks in these poems,