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"Canzone Napoletana" by Hwang Tong-gyu

  • onOctober 27, 2015
  • Vol.29 Autumn 2015
  • byHwang Tong-gyu

Canzone Napoletana

 

 

Coming out of the lounge for retired professors,

Failing to conclude the inconsequential debate on the death of literature

(Hey, have I been kicking against empty air all my life?)

I started the car and turned on the audio.

The Canzone Napoletana sung by the old Tenor Stephano,

On the Circular Road, suddenly my eyeballs are brimful with cherry blossoms.

 

Opening the windows and driving slowly to pull up at the sidewalk,

I accompany my humming with the songs.