KOREAN POETRY: By The Winter River (by Ahn Do-hyun)

Posted: October 8, 2013 in Korean Poetry
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The river
took pity on the delicate snowflakes,
which jumped down into none other than the river water
and disappeared, melting shapelessly.
So, it tossed and turned,
to change its posture
before the snowflakes hit its water.
Every time it turned, the river water made a fierce sound.
Unknowingly,
the innocent snow fell endlessly,
and the river,
from the night before,
began to form thin ice, starting from its edge,
in order to save the snow with its own body.

~ Ahn Do-hyun

(Translated Version. Source: http://jaypsong.wordpress.com/2013/01/15/by-the-winter-river-by-ahn-do-hyun/)

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