ZHANG HAORAN, a professor at Shandong Academy of Sciences in Jinan City, China, is a contibuting writer for Renaissance Online Magazine. He wrote this poem based on a 1985 trip to the United States then translated it into English himself.
A love story in Cape Canaveral
(When I got to Cape Canaveral in the morning, the satellite waiting
Hold me in your arms closely,
Do you really want me to fly away?
In fact, I don't want your past times,
I don't want your future,
I only want to stay with you for a piece of time, my dear.
At last, I have to fly up into the sky.
I remember Einstein's theory of relativity,
Does the desire for fast flying face to face