"The Twentieth Century" by Kim Nam Jo

  • onApril 22, 2015
  • Vol.27 Spring 2015
  • byKim Nam Jo

The Twentieth Century



I loved the Twentieth Century.


I met my life as my betrothed

and through my life-studies

(fated to begin most miserably

on fields of war and death)

I was awakened to pure and passionate yearning

and the nobility of life.