Monthly Archive: January 2015

Shin Dal-Ja (신달자)

“Bird” by Shin Dal-Ja

For you, I was a bird. Unable to speak, only cry. A pitiful bird with no one to understand. And each day, to make my wings ache I flew to all the places you traveled....

Shin Dal-Ja (신달자)

“Deep in the Night” by Shin Dal-Ja

When I cry, why aren’t you there? Swallowing my tears this hungry night, I sought you. But you had disappeared from my darkened face. Loving you was not to have someone to cry together with,...

Kim Ki-Taek (김기택)

“Cow” by Kim Ki-Taek

The cow’s large eyes look as if there’s something she longs to say, but I don’t have the ears to understand. All her words are in her eyes. Words which could tumble as tears from...

Ahn Do-Hyeon (안도현)

“Cormorant” by Ahn Do-Hyeon

The shorelines are tightly woven together, so let’s show them to mom. Let’s roast a string of sand drenched overnight. The sound of crashing waves as we lightly fry, then lay it on a tray....