Category: Popular

Ki Hyeong-Do (기형도)

“Jealousy is My Strength” by Ki Hyeong-Do

After much time has passed, a weak bookmark will make these pages fall. In the past, my heart filled so many booklets. Foolish, but there was much to write. I was anxious in the open...

Heo Yeong-Ja (허영자)

“Lover” by Heo Yeong-Ja

Gaze secretly downwards on clear days through clearness on rainy days through rain in dew in flowers in the morning star… my love in all creation it is you I see.   그윽히 굽어보는 눈길...

Hwang Yoon-Sook (황윤숙)

“To Loneliness” by Hwang Yoon-Sook

Some poets, on seeing a wheel, want to roll. Some painters, on seeing a flat surface lifted up, want to walk along inside it. Me, on seeing worn planks raised up and scattered, I want...

Heo Yeong-Ja (허영자)

“Rainy Days” by Heo Yeong-Ja

Rainy days, I’m reminded of my youth. That period where my heart stood like a tree woefully drenched in the rain. Rainy days, I’m reminded of my youth. A vague rain over a field of...

Kim Gwang-Seop (김광섭)

“In the Night” by Kim Gwang-Seop

Among a multitude of stars, one stares down at me. Among a multitude of people, I stare up at that one star. As the night grows deeper, it fades into brightness and I disappear into darkness....

Do Jong-Hwan (도종환)

“Flowers That Bloom When Shaken” by Do Jong-Hwan

Where have flowers bloomed but never trembled? Even those most beautiful all trembled as they blossomed,and as they shook, stalks grew firm. Where is there a love which is never shaken? Where have flowers bloomed...

Ki Hyeong-Do (기형도)

“Worries for Mom” by Ki Hyeong-Do

Gone to market carrying thirty bunches of young radishes on her head, mom still hasn’t returned and the light’s long faded. I’m forgotten, like cold rice in this room. No matter how slowly I do...

Kim Yong-Taek (김용택)

“Evening Letter” by Kim Yong-Taek

I like you. Every night as the stars come out, I’m reminded of your face. On this night, too, I’m watching the stars. Following one, I see your face. Among the many, at times all...