Thursday, November 24, 2005

Climb at Mudeung Mountain




The Words of the White Snow
by CHO T'AE-IL


White snow is falling murmuring.

It is continuously falling

and falling and falling.



Covering the ochre

covering the colours of the whole world, it is falling.

It is falling fearlessly.



As if it would tell the world that

the spirits are still wandering in Hades

it is endlessly falling in Mangwol-dong.

It is falling into the bosom of the Mudeung Mountain.



Fluttering its whole body

it is falling on every part of the world

on the mountains and the field

on the Hanla Mountain and the Baekdu Mountatin

on the land beyond the truce line.



Relentlessly erasing every border

even the border between a mind and a mind

it is falling and falling.



Upon all the living and the dead

upon all those lying and walking

Without discrimination

it hastens to fall.

On the crocks and on the stables

it is falling and falling

and falling ceaselessly



The white snow is falling murmuring.

It tells everything on earth

to open its eyes, open its eyes, open its ears, open its ears.

Shutting up its mouth, fluttering its cold body

it is falling and falling.






















source:
The Words of the White Snow
by CHO T'AE-IL

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