Ko Un

(1933 / North Jeolla Province / South Korea)

Ko Un Poems

1. Sunlight 8/6/2014
2. The Himalayas 8/6/2014
3. Around Unmun Temple At Ch'Eongdo 8/6/2014
4. Untitled 8/6/2014
5. New Year's Day 8/6/2014
6. Park Gwan-Hyun 8/6/2014
7. Maternal Grandfather 8/6/2014
8. Indangsu 8/6/2014
9. The Horizon 8/6/2014
10. A Rosary 8/6/2014
11. If May Passes By Forgotten 8/6/2014
12. Pumpkin Flower 8/6/2014
13. The Wind 8/6/2014
14. A Drunkard 8/6/2014
15. A Long Night 8/6/2014
16. Your Pilgrimage 8/6/2014
17. The News Of Flowers 8/6/2014
18. Keumgang-Gul / Diamond Cave 8/6/2014
19. Arrows 8/6/2014
20. Stories 8/6/2014
21. The Snow Path 8/6/2014

Comments about Ko Un

  • Rahman Henry Rahman Henry (9/3/2015 4:03:00 AM)

    Ko Un is such a poet who deserves Nobel Prize in Literature, as sooner as better.

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Best Poem of Ko Un

The Snow Path

Now I am gazing
at the snow path that covers up what has passed.
After wandering through the whole winter,
I am gazing at this foreign territory.
The scene of snow
falls in my heart for the first time.
The world is at the edge of meditation,
a world covered with exuberant peace
no country that I have traveled has ever seen.
I am gazing at the invisible movements of all things.
What is the sky where the snow is falling?
Listening closely, through the falling snow,
I hear the grand earth's confession.
I can hear for the first time.
My heart is the snow ...

Read the full of The Snow Path


I'm utterly helpless.
I'll just have to swallow my spit
and adversity, too.
But look!
A distinguished visitor deigns to visit
my tiny, north-facing cell.
Not the chief making his rounds, no.
As evening falls, a ray of sunlight.
A gleam no bigger than a crumpled postage stamp.

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