Author: Jibril

정진규

“Mistletoe and Winter Clothes” by Jeong Kyeong-Jin

To search for my beloved mistletoe, I pull out my winter clothes. This soon found me entering snow-covered mountain recesses where mistletoe lives clinging to the oaks, mulberries, and alders. Where mistletoe alone remains lush...

Kang Seong-Eun (강성은)

“A Stroll Inside a Black Pocket” by Kang Seong-Eun

Since your hands were cold, you slid them inside your pockets. Since snow was thickly falling, my hand slipped inside. Since your hands were in that dark place, I placed a single hand inside it. That day where...

덕장 (deokjang), drying rack,

“Drying Rack” by Kim Hye-Soo

Fom the clothesline hung on the drying rack, winter laundry which nobody managed to remove for several days stretches out. Before it could be dried, it froze and unfroze. Over rehardened clothing, a snow falls on what...

Kim Kwang-Kyu (김광규)

“Moisture 2” by Kim Kwang-Kyu

My whole life I never knew. Had it happen after he left? Those little eyes, why couldn’t they bear the tears and not let them flow? Those empty, contorted lips once poured out insults, curses,...

Heo Man-Ha (허만하)

“Love’s Starlight” by Heo Man-Ha

Snowflake fall as quietly serene as a mother gazing at the child nursing at her breast.In that gaze—the sound of wind rushing past a whip, the briefly rising scent of wild daffodils bloomed in a...

“An Unexpected Briskness” by Lee Seong-Bu

For me to walk is to search for love. In the streets, I learned to gather and pack together sadness to fall asleep.And there I grew used to attaching wings to my longing as I...

Lee Sa-Ra (이사라)

“In a Round Ring” by Lee Sa-Ra

If in the spring sun come to rest on a window we meet and gaze into each other’s eyes like two people, like one person, as the light builds its round house in pupils, in...

“Sundial” by Lee Moon-Jae

I saw it when the plane landed. The shadowthat was lost at 8,000 meters was found again as the plane taxied. Migratory birds are the same, whether crossing the Himalayas or traversing the Pacific.Once the...

“Disappointed Love” by Hwang Seong-Hee

Cheolli-dong, Seoul Hostel. A wall with an unfamiliar face in a wanted poster delicately nailed to it. Stars made with blue cellophane stuck to the reception room door. A round, worn out woman. Is she...