Translated by Chae-Pyong Song and Anne Rashid
The Snow Path by Chung Ho-seung (1950-)
I see someone’s footsteps
that have walked
on the all white snow path.
They belong to a bird.
희디흰 눈길 위로
Chung Ho-seung was born in 1950, in Hadong, Gyongsangnam-do. Since his debut in 1972 with a poem featured in the Korea Daily News, Chung has published many poetry collections, such asFrom Sorrow to Happiness, Jesus of Seoul, and Dawn Letter, which has achieved both critical acclaim and mass appeal. His minimal verse style interweaves the everday and the fantastic, proposing the possibility of lyrical revelation in even the most prosaic encounters.