A Fall Mail Carrier – Song Myungho
80s-90s / Poems in Korean Middle School Textbooks / Poetry Translation / S-Z

A Fall Mail Carrier – Song Myungho

A Fall Mail Carrier Song Myungho (1938-2007)   A wind, who delivers a dry leaf letter, is a fall mail carrier. What is written on a yellow ginkgo leaf? Who has sent a maple leaf that looks like a pretty hand? If we hark back to nostalgic thoughts and the faces of childhood friends, let’s … Continue reading

Worried about Mom – Ki Hyongdo
80s-90s / K-L / Poems in Korean Middle School Textbooks / Poetry Translation

Worried about Mom – Ki Hyongdo

Worried about Mom Ki Hyongdo (1960-1989) My mom, gone to a market With thirty bunches of radishes on her head, Does not return; it’s long been since the sun withered. Placed like cold rice in the room, However slow I do my homework, Mom doesn’t return. Trudge, trudge, footsteps like a cabbage leaf— I can’t … Continue reading

Classroom with a View of the Sea 10 – Cleaning Window – Jeong Ilgeun
80s-90s / H-J / Poems in Korean Middle School Textbooks / Poetry Translation

Classroom with a View of the Sea 10 – Cleaning Window – Jeong Ilgeun

  Classroom with a View of the Sea 10 – Cleaning Window Jeong  Ilgeun (1958-) It’s truly clear: A sheet of glass window Which has been tenderly cleaned by Yeol, Yeol, Who can barely write his name Remote shoreline and loving brother islands, A sheet of autumn sea That is dazzling as it is Ah, Over … Continue reading