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Indangsu sea, shine dark blue

Poet: Ko Un

Indangsu sea, shine dark blue,
come rising as a cloudlike drumbeat.
The waters, the sailors who know the waters, may know
the dark fate of the world beyond
that lies past the path that sometimes appears,

Two beggars

Poet: Ko Un

Two beggars
sharing a meal of the food they’ve been given

The new moon shines intensely

Arrows

Poet: Ko Un

Transformed into arrows
let’s all go, body and soul!
Piercing the air
let’s go, body and soul,
with no way of return,
transfixed there,
rotting with the pain of striking home,