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By Harold Stewart

ISBN-10: 0804818940

ISBN-13: 9780804818940

A hundred and eighty web page not easy hide publication of Haiku poems and work. released by way of Charles E. Tuttle corporation in a primary version reward booklet in 1993.

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53 HEART'S AGONY HELL 2 Nothing Can you believe here, Neither the Christ of the masses Nor your trifling resolution to shave your beard today Nobody can you believe here In these dangerous streets Where lifeless dust nests in the bosom silently, Rocks grow from clasped hands, And your bloodshot eyes never blink. Dry thunder from thick grey clouds Slowly approaches these streets, And in these dangerous streets All things are struck dead By the sound of machines · And the silence of leafless trees.

Sensing your voice I follow you with tears, father, To where you died, To Puzu Cape where gray fish leap, Where you died wrapped in a burlap sack. 38 CHIHA KIM AT THE FIELD What Crumbles around me? What is that shouting At Hantan-ri field where the wind's beautiful white ripples Kiss the sun-warmed ground? What is it that crumbles Little by little? As if dreaming a terrible dream of old war sites The sun shudders with fear. Several gunshots ring Over sun-bleached heaps of stone. The wind whispers softly.

Love I Cosmic and unknown I Shoots out like the wind I From my empty heart" ("Nothing"). Having experienced this love, the poet can clearly see "The bud of the cosmos I Shoots everywhere" ("Respect"). The landscape of the new life beyond the death-infected present is similar to the sea of Buddha, where cosmic buds shoot out in the spring and every living thing helps the other, thereby attaining a state of harmony. The poet, who is singing "the song of myself' in the sea of life or in the open world, is a shaman of the full-empty universe.

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