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Father's Garden

Father's Garden Father's Garden by Park Kwon-Suk Translated by Jamie Chang Fat h e r's Ga r de n 1 The place always touches the green forest An abundance of tear streaks already left by the clear trails of snails with yellow shells or little inchworms Turn the troughs of sound and light through and through and you'll know When the mountain in a white kerchief picks up the iron hoe the deep roots of the vegetable plot bend toward the forest After the rain, Look, child, the earth keeps swelling swelling swelling until it bursts into a tender sprout The place touches the unseen green forest Fat h e r's Ga r de n 2 The sounds buried under the earth between blades of grass hide deep under the mounds of dirt, lying on their stomachs, and then emerge with thick rays of sunlight in hand Before the sound of you who have endured tempestuous days until the heavy clump of dirt lay soft on the ground, the sky held up by blades of grass is sliced through in a blaze Fat h e r's Ga r de n 3 Rain falls, flower seeds spread and the white tdk http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture University of Hawai'I Press

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Abstract

Father's Garden by Park Kwon-Suk Translated by Jamie Chang Fat h e r's Ga r de n 1 The place always touches the green forest An abundance of tear streaks already left by the clear trails of snails with yellow shells or little inchworms Turn the troughs of sound and light through and through and you'll know When the mountain in a white kerchief picks up the iron hoe the deep roots of the vegetable plot bend toward the forest After the rain, Look, child, the earth keeps swelling swelling swelling until it bursts into a tender sprout The place touches the unseen green forest Fat h e r's Ga r de n 2 The sounds buried under the earth between blades of grass hide deep under the mounds of dirt, lying on their stomachs, and then emerge with thick rays of sunlight in hand Before the sound of you who have endured tempestuous days until the heavy clump of dirt lay soft on the ground, the sky held up by blades of grass is sliced through in a blaze Fat h e r's Ga r de n 3 Rain falls, flower seeds spread and the white tdk

Journal

Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & CultureUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Mar 23, 2011

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