Three Poems


My heart is the green mountain; my loved one’s, the blue water.
The water can flow away but how would the mountain change?
Still, the water departs weeping, in remembrance of the mountain.

청산은 내 뜻이오 녹수는 님의 정이 
녹수 흘러간들 청산이야 변할손가 
녹수도 청산을 못잊어 울어예어 가는고

by Hwang Jini, trans. Emily Jungmin Yoon