What is our country's deepest point? Indangsu.
Where are our country's deepest thoughts found?
Not in Toegye, the noted scholar,
but in the firm resolve of one destitute girl
from Mongkumpo, by the name of Sim-ch'ong.
Come, clouds, driving furious!
Beat out, deep drums!
Sharp waves in Mongkumi Straits,
tear away at the loose rock slabs!
Open your eyes, everyone!
Blind father, open your eyes!
Go sell yourself for sixty bushels of rice!
Little girl, poised on a gunwale
with seventy boats at your water burial
out there off Changsan Cape:
your body's the world with its icy winds,
your body's the world rising up again,
your body's now the lotus blossom.
One body freely tossed
with your head muffled in deep blue skirts,
tossed into the water off Changsan Cape:
awake now, world! Awake, everyone,
like a battle!
After being a battle speeding,
with all our people wielding their tools,
the battle can turn into a dance
and merrily go dancing along!
Look: the world made new!
With open eyes!
Sim-ch'ong, ah, Sim-ch'ong, my dear!
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem