Three Poems


Blue stream in the green mountains, do not boast passing easily.
Once you flow into the wide ocean, it is hard to come back.
Bright moon fills the empty mountains; why not rest a little here?

청산리 벽계수야 수이감을 자랑마라
일도창해하면 다시 오기 오려우니 
명월이 만공산하니 쉬여간들 어떠리

by Hwang Jini, trans. Emily Jungmin Yoon