"As the Spring Wind Blows" by Moon Taejun

As the Spring Wind Blows

 

                                                        Moon Taejun

 

As the spring wind blows

ripples smile

 

and as the spring wind blows

from a cave a snake emerges

 

and as the spring wind blows

the base-stone is loosened

 

and as the spring wind blows

incurred debts are repaid

new debts made

 

and as the spring wind blows

ghosts loiter

 

and as the spring wind blows

starlight moving away

from the world’s two green eyes.

 

 

 

 

*Translated by Sophie Bowman