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
Image by: tinyfroglet