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Autumn is Long

Poem written in Korean and translated to English by Ihlwha Choi

Courtesy: Ceative Commons
AUTUMN IS LONG

Until the farmers finish their harvest
Until the boats laden with fish reach the harbour
Until the oaks of the hill fully ripen
Until the squirrels finish their storing of winter foods
Autumn stretches long enough
Until all the peppers on the straw mats are dried
Until the drops of sweat on grandma's forehead evaporate 
Until the seeds of the wildflowers ripen
Until the migratory birds finish their long journey
Autumn stretches long enough

Ihlwha Choi is a South Korean poet. He has published multiple poetry collections, such as Until the Time, When Our Love will Flourish, The Colour of Time, His Song and The Last Rehearsal.

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