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To the Mountains and the Trees

  • onApril 20, 2015
  • Vol.27 Spring 2015
  • byKim Nam Jo
Rain, Sky, Wind, Port
Tr. Hillel Schwartz and Sunny Jung
2014
94pp.

 

The mountains couldn’t come to me
so I went to the mountains.
The trees couldn’t come to me
so I went and stood by them.
That’s the story of how
I befriended the mountains and trees.

I left the mountains behind.
I left the trees behind.
They’re where they belong,
and I’m like the wind.
That’s the story of how
I said good-bye to the mountains and trees.