ChaRyeong Mountain Range
Let us not like distant mountains.
There are many lies in distant mountains.
let us now not like distant mountains.
Poets, seeds of our nation’s mind,
a catastrophe that should be prevented is coming again to us,
to nearby fields where harvest is done and sheaves of rice are piled,
into vast twilight.
What we have hitherto long rejoiced at in disgrace
has turned into distant mountains, growing dark.
It is growing dark on the Taebaek mountain range’s Odae-san,
then in Mounts Chiak, Baekun and Seo-un,
then in Mount Jakseong in Cheonan, Mount Heukseong.