Posts tagged ‘kim young-moo’

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Perth: Riverside with Swans by Kim Young-Moo

I want to build a nest and spend some time here.
Becoming a water bird

I want to visit that forest of masts
across the river, moored with sails furled.

No matter how dazzlingly the lake waters
shine somewhere in the sky

today,
I want to go flying

low, low
over the blue rippling waves

feeling the wind blowing on my breast
like a bare winter tree

on some snow-covered mountain slope.

From: http://cordite.org.au/essays/kim-young-moon-and-perth/

Date: 2001 (original); 2001 (translation)

By: Kim Young-Moo (1944-2001)

Translated by: Brother Anthony of Taizé (1942- ) and Jongsook Lee (1952- )

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Summer by Ko Un

The sightless sunflower follows the sun.
The sightless moonflower blossoms in moonlight.
Foolishness.
That’s all they know.
Dragonflies fly by day
beetles by night.

From: http://apjjf.org/-Brother-Anthony-of-Taize-/3420/article.html

Date: 19?? (original in Korean); 1997 (translation in English)

By: Ko Un (1933- )

Translated by: Brother Anthony of Taizé (1942- ) and Kim Young-Moo (1944-2001)