“Untitled” by Heo Yeong-Ja

Heo Yeong-Ja

Heo Yeong-Ja


Like cool fresh water gushing up
through cracks between rocks,
like deep blue-green onion stalks lifting heads
through snow-covered ground,
both
so clear
and so
pungent.

 

돌틈에서 솟아나는
싸늘한 샘물처럼
눈밭에 고개드는
새파란 팟종처럼
그렇게
맑게
또한 그렇게
매웁게.

 

The original poem appeared in the fall 2011 issue of Litopia.