- English Sijo:2010 English Sijo Writing Contest at the US Embassy in Seoul
Kim Eun Su
Seongnam Foreign Language High School
I sigh as if the ground would sink, yet today the moon glistens beyond my sorrow.
I run, I hide and beg to get away but still a stream of light fills my empty heart,
Tonight I rise without a single doubt, I throw away my worries and embrace the moon.
Cho Hye Ryeong
Korean Minjok Leadership Academy
I saw an azalea that lowered its blossom, [End Page 223]
The dawning dewdrops that bent it downward
The sun has long since risen, yet still it bows in silence
Cho Ki Woong
Myungduk Foreign Language High School
I stand still in the corner'Till dusk lay on my shoulderWaiting for you, I amWhen damp sultry summer comesYou smile at me and invite me homeSmiling a "Yes," I am
Finally with you, face to faceHeart keeps beating, it lost its paceFeeling it burn, I am'Though it feels painful, I cannot stop'Cause you're giving the pleasing smileThanking for the blessing, I am
Twenty-four seven, next to youLabor becomes a pleasureTasting happiness, I amAfter the blazing yet short summerPushed away to the very same cornerAgain, waiting, I am [End Page 224]