Being alive, Pain, Passion, Poetry

Invocation by Kim Sowol

I came upon this poem and Kim Sowol, an early 20th century Korean poet while watching a Korean drama series on Netflix.  Intrigued by the feel of the poem, I searched and found this 2007 translation. I have now discovered another poet to read 🙂



O name broken in pieces!
O name dispersed into the emptiness!
O name I call that no one owns!
O name that I will die calling!
Even at the last I could not say
The one word left in my heart.
O you that I loved!
O you that I loved!

~ “Invocation” by Kim Sowol, translation by David R McCann


~ FlorenceT


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