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POETRY

In Falling Snow

  • onDecember 17, 2015
  • Vol.30 Winter 2015
  • bySeo Jeong-ju
The Early Lyrics of So Chong Ju
Tr. Brother Anthony of Taizé
1993
122pp.

 

It’s -- all -- right. . .
It’s -- all -- right. . .
It’s -- all -- right. . .
It’s -- all -- right. . .
 
In the heavily falling snow
a sound of tiny pheasants and quails comes nestling. . .
It’s alright. . . alright. . . alright. . .
In the softly falling snow
a sound of rosy-faced maidens comes nestling. . .
 
A sound of
weeping
laughing
bowing
freezing blue,
of all the Fates as they’re embraced.
 
The ones dropping big tears,
the small ones gurgling little laughs,
busy loving murmurs of big and small as they’re embraced.
 
It’s alright. . .
It’s alright. . .
It’s alright. . .
It’s alright. . .
 
In the endlessly falling snow, the sound of the hills,
the hills, the green hills too being embraced. . .