Category Archives: Poetry

Poem delighting in simplicity

A Korean master expresses delight in simplicity in this way.   Unaffected by the passage of time I remain bright and quiet while I sit. A bowl of porridge, A plate of wild greens, And a cup of tea: I … Continue reading

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Poem: I make my home in the mountains

I Make My Home in the Mountains            Li Po You ask why I live alone in the mountain forest and I smile and am silent until even my soul grows quiet It lives in the other world one that … Continue reading

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Zen Poem by Master Seung Sahn

Poetry can be a way to teach.  Here is one poem from Bone of Space: Zen Poems by Master Seung Sahn. Autumn leaves fall in the cold wind. Is there right or wrong in this? Here is a scripture not made … Continue reading

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Seon Poem: Mosquito

Mosquito Without knowing you were born a weakling You drink too much blood and can’t take to the sky By all means, don’t covet other people’s precious things Later on, you’ll certainly have to repay in full From KoreanBuddhism.net Jogye Order … Continue reading

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Hanja for Cimi: 石 stone 석

石 stone 석 Inspired by Buseoksa, the Temple of the Floating Stone, this week we will learn stone  (Hangul:석 seok  Hanja:石)

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Studying with Naver Jr

From my pen pal http://study.jr.naver.com/dongyo/view.nhn?dongyoNo=627&categoryId=4&device=pc   This is a challenge for me to translate, but that is the joy of interacting with Korean.  They send me such interesting things!  A children’s song is just my style. ^^ The gist of … Continue reading

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Poem: ‘The Night Counting Stars’

Counting the Stars at Night In the sky where seasons pass Autumn fills the air. And ready I wait without worry to count all the stars she bears

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Poem: I try counting stars

Another poem from David. 바람이 서늘도 하여 뜰 앞에 나섰더니

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Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening BY ROBERT FROST 어는 눈내리는 저녁에 멈처 서서. by 로버트 프로스트 Whose woods these are I think I know. 이 숲이 누구의 것인지 나는 알고 있다고 생각한다. [View of North Adams and Williamstown, … Continue reading

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Poetry and song with David from HelloTalk

I just got a new language exchange partner David from HelloTalk app.   The music video has both Korean and English subtitles. Today’s Lesson by a song “SNOW”; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IycJzXe0G14 Would you help me trasnslate to English. I will singing English … Continue reading

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Poem: Tree with Deep Roots

Here is a poem from Songs of Flying Dragons composed by royal scholars to test the newly developed Hangul script; hence, it is the first sample of the Korean language written in Hangul. The tree that strikes deep root Is firm … Continue reading

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Poem: I will return to the sky

Korean poem “Gwicheon” by  Cheon Sang-byeong 귀천(歸天) 천상병 나 하늘로 돌아가리라. 새벽빛 와 닿으면 스러지는 이슬 더불어 손에 손을 잡고, 나 하늘로 돌아가리라. 노을빛 함께 단둘이서 기슭에서 놀다가 구름 손짓하면은, 나 하늘로 돌아가리라. 아름다운 이 세상 소풍 끝내는 날, 가서, 아름다웠더라고 … Continue reading

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Flashlight Photography Expeditions

If money were no object, I would sign up today for Flashlight Photography Expeditions to Gyeongju, Museum without Walls this October. Why do I want to go to Korea? The people. Quite simply, to know Korea, I want to sit … Continue reading

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Cultural Exchange: Butterflies and Clouds

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Homonym

The first Korean homonym I learned was 사과 (apple, apology) from “Boys Over Flowers”. Homonym is 동음 이의어. I was thinking today about different ways to group the words I have learned in Korean. How many words sound the same but … Continue reading

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