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

-Ko Un

 

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This is poem 49 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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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
and the mountains of stacked shoes.
On the way back,
I gazed out of a different window.

-Ko Un

 

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This is poem 24 from Flowers of a Moment, which is a small volume of poetry by Korean author Ko Un that I am currently translating into English.