Time Peels All to Original White

Catalog, Collection / Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

Time peels all

to original white

but the color of eyes remains


black butterfly slumbers on snow

dreaming of moonlight

Inventive, beautiful, and deep, the poems of Time Peels All to Original White muse on subjects of perennial relevance in fresh, literary ways. –Foreword Clarion Reviews

Richly emotional poems of faith, connection, and eternity. The sacred, the eternal, the ecstasy of intimacy: Xueyan binds all this together, in tight, gripping verse. –BookLife by Publishers Weekly

A Chinese poet seeks answers in the sky and the soul in this debut collection. From the first page to the last, the poems are dramatic and deeply spiritual. –Kirkus Reviews

A mirage imprisoned in dew

a shadow of the Ultimate’s dream—

when my heart stops whispering to the abyss

and embraces the flame of the Divine

snow will fall

the bone ashes of a star.