Mother, Sister – Kim Sowol
20s-30s / K-L / Poems in Korean Middle School Textbooks / Poetry Translation

Mother, Sister – Kim Sowol

Mother, Sister Kim Sowol (1902-1934) Mother, sister, let’s live by the riverside. In the yard is the tinge of sparkling golden sand, Outside the back door is the song of fallen leaves. Mother, sister, let’s live by the riverside. 1922 (Translated by Jido Ahn. March 2016) Learn more about the poet: Kim Sowol (1902-1934)   … Continue reading

That Every Moment Is a Flower Bud – Chong Hyon-jong
80s-90s / A-G / Poems in Korean Middle School Textbooks / Poetry Translation

That Every Moment Is a Flower Bud – Chong Hyon-jong

That Every Moment Is a Flower Bud Chong Hyon-jong (1939 – present) I regret at times. That moment, that event Could have been a treasure trove… The person of that moment The thing of that moment Could have been a treasure trove… Had I digged in more passionately And talked more passionately And listened more … Continue reading