“西游记 (Journey to the West)” by M.Wei1 min read

1 February, 2021 0 comment

Illustration by Wendy Ma

There was something silent,
Splendid,
About the way night descended,
Intent and inevitable, it
Fell upon me-
Stone monkey, once equal to heaven,
Banished years ago,
Today freed.

But the walk is drawn
From weight of a mortal, and the time feels long, stretched
From weary feet and tender eyes that ache for sleep,
Wits tense and wary through Demons Gorge
That thirsted for sweet flesh
Of a brother forged,
Journey unending.

So I closed my eyes,
Floated onward to the skies,
Strings tangled, a journey fabled
Of fate I had believed –
I once held!

And yet,
At a call by light,
Awoke to emptiness, past night,
Found the path already stable,
Waiting for me
To walk
West.


M. Wei is a Chinese Canadian working professional and young poet. This will be her first piece of published poetry. She lives in Toronto, ON.

Wendy Ma is an Illustrator and Designer based in Vancouver. Born in China, raised in Tokyo and Vancouver, she developed her interest in sharing her worldview and experiences as a person with cross-cultural background through art. Fluently speaking three languages, she is passionate about communicating emotion through her pieces. She currently works as an illustrator and Designer at IBM. 

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