Flowers of a Moment: Poem 145

첫 빗방울
툭 떨어지며 후박나무 잎사귀
깨어난다
이어서
이 잎사귀도
저 잎사귀도

-고은

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

-Ko Un

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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.

 

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