Flowers of a Moment: Poem 145

첫 빗방울
툭 떨어지며 후박나무 잎사귀
이 잎사귀도
저 잎사귀도


when the first raindrops fall
silver magnolia leaves awaken
one at a time
this leaf
and that leaf too

-Ko Un


This is poem 145 from Flowers of a Moment, which is a small volume of poetry by Korean author Ko Un that I am currently translating into English.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s