After the Snowfall by Lee Hang-bok

Translated by Chae-Pyong Song and Anne Rashid

Photography by Kang Jang-won

Painted by Kang Jang-won

After the Snowfall by Lee Hang-bok (1556-1618)

After the snowfall, the twig gate is closed till late.
At midday, there is no human path on the bridge over the brook.
Hot air rises up in thick clouds from a brazier.
Alone, I roast and eat big, mountain chestnuts.

눈 내린 뒤/이항복

눈 내린 뒤 사립은 늦도록 닫혀 있고
개울물 다리는 한낮에도 인적이 없네
화로에서 모락모락 피어나는 뜨거운 기운들
알 굵은 산밤을 혼자서 구워 먹네

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