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A Lover that Shows

Myongok

A lover that shows himself only
in a dream I would call a liar.
But outside of dream I cannot
show myself my own desire.

You there, do not call yourself
a dream, just show yourself to me.

Translated by Constantine Contogenis and Wolhee Choe

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"A Lover that Shows" from Songs of the Kisaeng. Copyright © 1997 by Constantine Contogenis and Wolhee Choe. Reprinted with the permission of BOA Editions.

 

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