Poem: My mom worries 엄마 걱정

Chulmoon shared a poem with me about a boy left home while his mother goes to market to sell radishes.  The young son waits for his mom.  The room is cold. He is slowly working on his homework.  Rain against the window, it grows dark, and still he listens for the trudging footsteps of his mother returning. The room feels empty, and he is scared.

My Mom Worries, by Giyeongdo

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엄마 걱정

기형도

 

열무 삼십 단을 이고
시장에 간 우리 엄마

안 오시네, 해는 시든지 오래
나는 찬밥처럼 방에 담겨

아무리 천천히 숙제를 해도
엄마 안 오시네, 배추잎 같은 발소리 타박타박

안 들리네, 어둡고 무서워
금간 창 틈으로 고요히 빗소리

빈 방에 혼자 엎드려 훌쩍거리던
아주 먼 옛날

지금도 내 눈 시울 뜨겁게 하는
그 시절, 내 유년의 윗목

poem

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One Response to Poem: My mom worries 엄마 걱정

  1. That’s so sad ㅠㅠ

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