Chrysalis: a recounting of a digital thread with my reader(s)

Chrysalis: a recounting of a digital thread with my reader(s)

[*chrysalis, also known as aurelia or nympha, is the pupal stage of butterflies. The term is derived from the metallic gold-coloration found in the pupae of many butterflies, referred to by the Greek term chrysós for gold.] Facebook on 21 June 2012: Julie O’Yang shared the following link to say goodnight to friends, which led …

A beautiful stranger

A beautiful stranger

A beautiful stranger (The maths of the Dragon) © 2012 Julie O’Yang In front of you it sits Do not open & touch the dust Of perfection You’ve been to the Dragon Hills Looking for shadows Clouds from both sides Like white powder sifting through a dead maiden’s face As she arises Her white powder …

The road of little everythings

The road of little everythings

With tears, sweat and blood — yep, it’s true, these are little everythings of an author — I have been able to collect a bunch of links. Things I enjoyed saying/being said, hearing/being heard, reading/being read, writing/being written. Other than the Google accesses, these here are romantic because they involve personal expression, flawed, imperfect and inadequate. Julie’s dreaded …

In memoriam 1989.6.4 ~ 2012.6.4 | Tiananmen Square on this day

In memoriam 1989.6.4 ~ 2012.6.4 | Tiananmen Square on this day

Grass  Bai Juyi (772–846) Far far across the plain  Spreads the grass  One year to another  It withers and returns  Never extinguished  By the prairie fires  With Spring wind  It leaps back to life  Bringing near a fragrance  From an age old path  As the green sward overgrows  Crumbling city walls  So once again my …

Caught in the Crossfire: moment of truth | An attempt to thought-provoking, literary courting

Caught in the Crossfire: moment of truth An attempt to thought-provoking, literary courting between Marcus Speh & Julie O’Yang J O’Y: Marcus, tell me…What are you wearing, which colour? What is Art? Is literature Art? MS: I’m wearing as little as possible because it got really hot in Berlin all of a sudden. I wear …