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Flowers of a Moment: Poem 49

초등학교 유리창마다
석양이 빛나고 있다

그 유리창 하나하나가 실컷 신들이었다

-고은

the setting sun shines through
each elementary school window

every one of those windows was an illimitable god… 32 more words

Poetry

Be not afeared...

I spent last weekend with my wife and son on Jeju Do, a large island off the south coast of Korea. The weather forecast predicted 20 degrees, even by night – balmy for October; but when we got there, the pleasantly brisk sea breezes made it feel like nothing of the sort. 1,228 more words

Poetry

Flowers of a Moment: Poem 24

아우슈비츠에 가서
쌓인 안경들을 보았다
쌓인 산더미 신발들을 보았다
돌아오는 길
서로 다른 창 밖을 바라보았다

-고은

I went to Auschwitz
and saw the piles of glasses… 48 more words

Poetry

Trees are Watching Me: Flowers of a Moment in Translation

On October 9th, it was announced that French author Patrick Modiano will be the recipient of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature.  In the wake of this news, many in South Korea’s literary circles are once again asking themselves when a Korean author will claim the coveted prize.  877 more words

Creative Writing

Majnoon, Meshugah, and Loco, C'est Moi

“I always knew you were majnoon.”
“I never denied it.”

“But this time you’ve gone too far.”
“It makes perfect sense to me!”

“You want to learn…” 336 more words

No Time For Poetry But Exactly What Is

Interview with Brother Anthony (안손재)

While I was standing outside of Brother Anthony’s office this February, I was half nervous and half intrigued by the smell of incense that wafted through from the other side of the door. 1,136 more words

Poetry