A Dwelling by Moon In-soo

Translated by Chae-Pyong Song and Anne Rashid

Painted by Kang Jang-won

Painted by Kang Jang-won

A Dwelling by Moon In-soo

The wind has died down.  Ah, at last,
the empty air is the only thing one can lean on.


바람이 잔다. 아, 결국
기댈 데란 허공뿐이다.

출전: “그립다는 말의 긴 팔” (서정시학, 2012)

mooninsoophotoMoon In-soo (1945-) was born in Sungju, Gyeongsangbuk-do. He studied Korean literature at Dongkuk University in Seoul. He made his debut when he was forty two years old. He published such poetry collections as All the Roads In the World Lead To Home (1992), The Horn (1992), The Nesting Mountain (1999), Shhh! (2006), Umbilical Cord (2008) andThe Sound of Silence (2012). His prestigious literary awards include the Kim Dal-jin Literary Award (2000), the No Jak Literary Award (2003), and the Meedang Literary Award (2007).