Cricket – Hwang Tong-gyu
80s-90s / H-J / Poems in Korean Middle School Textbooks / Poetry Translation

Cricket – Hwang Tong-gyu

Cricket Hwang Tong-gyu (1938-) A cricket that was chirping around a benjamin vase on the balcony for several evenings chirped in the utility room in the back yesterday. A bit sluggishly. What had made it move there, while, by and by, autumn is deepening lonesomely? Would it have crawled across the living room or flown? … Continue reading

Water, Wind, and Light (Land 11) – Jo Taeil
60s-70s / H-J / Poems in Korean Middle School Textbooks / Poetry Translation

Water, Wind, and Light (Land 11) – Jo Taeil

Water, Wind, and Light – Land 11 Jo Taeil (1941-1999) Water and water meet in silence And mingle without a trace. Whether cold or hot, they mingle as they are. Wind and wind, too, meet in silence And mingle without a trace. They mingle either swiftly or leisurely. While things from one lineage meet and … 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