- The Early Lyrics of So Chong Ju
Tr. Brother Anthony of Taizé 1993122pp.
Song of Karma-destiny
Once I bloomed as a peony flower.
Nearby, in sight of me, there lived a pretty maid.
At last, once day
my petals dropped to the ground; they lay there,
they dried; and so with time they turned to dust,
were united with the clay.
Just then, the little girl died too,
they buried her in the ground nearby.
Soon the rain came pouring down,
swept away the dust, the ashes of the peony flower;