To My Reflection

This weeks poems are part of a project by Ian Haight to translate the works of Hyesim; he was the first Zen poet in Korea, and the tradition of Zen Buddhist poetry in Korea begins with his writing. Enjoy!

I sit alone by a pond,

see a monk at the bottom.

Silently, we smile at one another—

I know his voice will not respond.

 

 

Poetry of Hyesim

Translated by: Ian Haight

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