The Buddhist Nun – Baek Seok
20s-30s / A-G / A-Z / Poems in Korean Middle School Textbooks / Poetry Translation

The Buddhist Nun – Baek Seok

The Buddhist Nun Baek Seok (1912-1995?) The Buddhist nun joined her hands and bowed. She smelled like a wild aster. Her forlorn face was aged like old days. I became sorrowful like a sutra. At the gold mine of a mountain in Pyongan, I bought a corn from a pallid woman. Slapping her little daughter, … Continue reading

The Sea and the Butterfly – Kim Kirim
20s-30s / K-L / Poems in Korean Middle School Textbooks / Poetry Translation

The Sea and the Butterfly – Kim Kirim

The Sea and the Butterfly Kim Kirim (1908-?) Because nobody told her how deep the water is, The white butterfly is never afraid of the sea. She descents, thinking it is a blue radish farm, Then jadedly returns like a princess With her callow wings soaked by the waves. A blue crescent moon is chilly … Continue reading