KOREAN EXPATRIATE  LITERATURE ( 해외문학)  제21호 2017


WEEDS

 

Sang-Gak Ree

 

Weeds live together with other weeds as themselves.

in all kinds of shapes, with ordinary looks.

Whether passers-by coming and going notice or not,

they make their slight gestures in the wind.

Their thin leaves rub shoulders with the others.

The nameless flowers put on their smiles.

Their heads together, they whisper

their grass stories full of joy.

They are not giant trees, but they spread out

the dream of a giant tree, the light of life.

Green, but quietly stirring,

weeds live together with other weeds in harmony.


 잡풀

 

  

 

잡풀은 잡풀끼리 어울려 산다.

갖가지 모양새, 수수한 차림새

오가는 길손이야 보든 말든

바람 부는 대로 하느작이는 몸짓

가느다란 잎들이 어깨를 비빈다.

이름 없는 꽃들이 미소를 짓는다.

머리를 맞대고 소곤거리는

잡풀 이야기 하냥 즐겁다.

거목은 아니어도 거목의 

생명의 빛을 세상에 펼친다.

푸르게 그러나 조용히 설레면서

잡풀은 잡풀끼리 어울려 산다.