Volume 27, Number 2, 2015

Table of Contents

The Colors of Dawn: Twentieth-Century Korean Poetry

Brother Anthony of Taizé and Chung Eun-Gwi, Guest Editors

The Colors of Dawn

p. i
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Part One: Poetry of Today

Modern Poetry in Korea: An Introduction

pp. xiii-xix
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Playing Dead, and: Measuring the Height of a Shadow, and: Today’s Meeting, and: This City’s This and That, and: It Was Good That No One Lived There, and: Afternoon with Magnolia, and: Scene with a Total Eclipse of the Moon and a Canna, and: DMZ, Cloud Family in Wonderland, and: History of the Void, and: Brief Sunshine after Snowfall

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Extinction, and: I Am, and: Day after Day We, and: When You Were a Boy

pp. 10-12
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Fifteen Seconds Without Sorrow, and: An Unavoidable Road, and: Things That Lead Me to Disillusionment

pp. 13-15
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Jeonju Stream, and: A Spring Day, and: Rain Is Falling, and: Spring’s Depth

pp. 17-19
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Weekday Cinema, and: Touching a Stone by the Riverside, and: Touch of Music for the Deaf, and: Barefoot, and: Kafka’s Sleep

pp. 20-22
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Oh, Bartleby, and: Shadow, and: The Pit, and: Opposites, and: A Blanket’s Insomnia, and: The River and I

pp. 24-28
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Magpies Waiting for Redevelopment, and: Lyrics, Too, Have Class Structures, and: Winter That Year at Dotgot, and: Beyond the Border, and: Love Song for Garibong Five-way Crossing, and: Being Shadowed

pp. 29-33
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Daeheung Chemicals Plastic Factory

p. 35
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Room with a View of Seopseom, and: I Wasn’t Yet Born, and: A Deer, and: Sacrament on the Road, and: Between “No Sighting” and “Sighting”, and: Banksias, and: Where the Cornfield Used to Be

pp. 36-42
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Love’s Invention, and: Love’s Slave, and: Faces

pp. 43-44
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Mokpo, and: Mr. Jeon of the Chinese Restaurant, and: A Snail, and: Bak Yeong-geun, and: The Last Day of the Lunar Year, and: No Shadows

pp. 45-48
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Shall Time’s Best Jewel from Time’s Chest Lie Hid?, and: Mending, and: I Am Not a Noodles Delivery Boy, and: I Did Not Need a Bag

pp. 50-52
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I Know What I Must Resist But. . ., and: The Way to Unmun, and: Empty-bodied Guest

pp. 53-55
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The Old Church, and: Autumn Rain, and: Autumn Leaves, and: Winter Trees

pp. 56-58
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The Place of Fallen Flowers, and: My Dionysus, and: My Momentary Toy, and: My First Light, and: A Letter Sent to Nae-Rin Stream, and: Twilight

pp. 59-62
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Someone Said, and: Winter Forest, and: The Sea, and: Silence

pp. 63-65
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Hope’s Purgatory, and: One White Flatfish Lying on a White Dish, and: Translucent Opacity, and: Dream of Someone Free, and: Plum Blossom Is Mighty, and: Sisyphus’s Stake, and: An Island Called “In Spite of All”, and: Inside of Hope Is God’s Drop of Water, and: Seoul Melancholy 1, and: Seoul Melancholy 2

pp. 66-72
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Something Beautiful, and: If Not for the Body, It Wouldn’t Have Existed, and: To Be Alive Right Now

pp. 73-74
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A Bird, and: Insu Peak, and: Sehando: Winter Landscape, and: The Well, and: Rice Soup, and: A Shooting Star, and: Longing for Buseok-sa Temple, and: I Love You, and: Ants, and: How to Eat

pp. 75-78
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A Blessing, and: At Sunset, and: The Small House on the Prairie, and: Some Kind of Diligence, and: One Evening, and: Morning, and: Evening Scene, and: At Qinghai, and: On the Qingzang Plateau, and: So Powerful!, and: Guts

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Massacre

pp. 82-83
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Part Two: Survivors of War

At Dawn, and: The Wind Is Blowing, and: The Moment I Meet You, and: One Touch and I’ll Burst into Flame

pp. 87-88
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Trickery, and: Roadside Trees in April, and: Kim with Crutch, and: A Kind of Confession

pp. 89-92
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Five Bandits

pp. 94-104
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Reeds’ Blood, and: The Hill inside the Hill, and: Splendor of Water 4

pp. 105-106
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In the Dark, and: Friend! In Your Fist. . ., and: Someone, and: Mountain Station, and: Year-End Fair, and: An Alley, and: Traveling Companions, and: A Chance Encounter, and: We Meet Again

pp. 107-113
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Untitled Poem 130, and: Untitled Poem 140, and: Untitled Poem 148, and: Untitled Poem 178, and: Untitled Poem 179, and: Untitled Poem 193, and: Untitled Poem 201, and: Untitled Poem 215, and: Untitled Poem 477, and: Untitled Poem 485

pp. 114-121
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Part Three: Founding Voices

On Top of a Mountain, and: The Fruit Tree, and: At Summer’s End

pp. 125-126
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Rivers, and: After Tu Fu, and: Happiness

pp. 127-128
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Rivers, and: If You Come to a Stony Place

pp. 129-130
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The Black River

p. 131
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Mediterranean Observations, and: Lonely Height, and: Suez Canal

pp. 132-133
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Prologue for a Flower, and: Ballad Tune VII, and: The Snow Falling on Chagall’s Village, and: Poem on an Autumn Evening, and: Flower

pp. 134-136
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Barley Flute, and: Jeolla-do Road to Sorok Island

pp. 138-139
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Substance and Reality, and: Wings, and: Playing by Himself, and: New Year, and: Lord! Once Again

pp. 140-144
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Confession, and: A Poem Easily Written, and: Self-Portrait

pp. 145-147
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In Praise of the Graveyard, and: Sun, and: In Epistolary Style

pp. 148-150
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The Hippopotamus, and: The Ostrich, and: The Moon

pp. 151-152
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Barley-time Summer, and: Self-portrait, and: Noontide, and: The Legend of the Tiled-roof House, and: A Kiss, and: Pretty Girl

pp. 153-156
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Jeolla Lass

pp. 157-158
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World’s Morning

pp. 159-160
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Evening Glow, and: On the Frontline, and: Thus Spoke the Himalayas, and: Bat

pp. 161-163
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Night at the Frontier (Part 1)

pp. 164-166
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When That Day Comes

p. 167
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About the Translators

pp. 168-169
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About the Artist

pp. 169-188
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Acknowledgments and Permissions

p. 170
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