“Verse” by Eureka Ma

Eureka Ma, 2018 PSP participant

Yuxuan (Eureka) Ma grew up in China. She is an undergraduate at St John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, matriculating in its Great Books program. She recently began translating Chinese-language poetry into English.

This poem was finished in the last days of my stay in Prague, inspired by what I’d heard and read from fellow students and mentors, through whom my understanding of English poetics sharpened. The sentiments in this poem are an accumulation of my overall experience in Prague; I wish to reflect the city’s delicacy, its historical scars, its beautiful natural parks, its late sunsets. This poem was inspired, finally, by my evening strolls by the Vltava.

Yoxuan - Verse

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