Translated by: Lee Sung-il
Publisher: Copper Canyon, 1998.
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Unlike poetry written in the vernacular, classical Korean poetry was heavily influenced by the great poets of the Tang and Sung dynasties and was written in Chinese, while reflecting a perspective which was uniquely Korean. This is the first and only comprehensive anthology of classical Korean poetry to appear in English.
An Old General
Pak Wi-gyom (mid-15th century)
The white horse neighing in the wind is tied to a willow;
The general’s sword remains in the sheath, for there is no war.
Before he has done his share, he has grown old;
In his dreams, he treads the mountainous front in deep snow.
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