"The Land of Mists" by Kim Kwang-Kyu

  • onJuly 24, 2015
  • Vol.28 Summer 2015
  • byKim Kwang-Kyu

The Land of Mists



In the land of mists,

always shrouded in mist,

nothing ever happens.

And if something happens

nothing can be seen

because of the mist.

For if you live in mist

you get accustomed to mist

so you do not try to see.

Therefore in the land of mists

you should not try to see.

You have to hear things.

For if you do not hear you cannot live,

so ears keep growing bigger.

People like rabbits

with ears of white mist

live in the land of mists.