Love- Thoughts Into Translation

Love takes on many faces,

Sa-rang

Cho-a-ham

Ae-jong

This word sits on my tongue

Hard and stale – a communion wafer

waiting to be accepted

Taken in- pat-da

Such a simple cocept of endearment –

a baby to her mother-

a-gi

kka0ji

ku0yo-ja

o-mo-ni

Two lovers embracing –

Tul

Chu’ammi-ja

Kkyyo-an-da

Two sisters sharing

Tul

yo-ja-jyong-je

ka-ch’-ha-da

Trapped

And the words I want to say

Find themselves stuck in transition

Between thought and translation-

Sa-ie

Sa-sang

Ku-ri-go

Pon-yok

Between angst and action –

Sa-ie

No-yo-um

Ku-ri-go

Haen-dong

Translation-

Pon-yok

Thoughts-

San-sang

Sister –

Tong-sang

We find ourselves locked into place

Two beings within the soul

Two identities in

One body,

I am a Korean person-

Nu hungul sadam

I am an American person –

Nu mik-guk-in sadam

Korean-American

Two seperate cultures embracing one another,

Korean-American

This embrace reminds of Siamese twins fused together

Skin and bones

Heart and soul-

Sim-jang

Ku-ri-go

Chong-sin

Sister-

Tong-sang

These thoughts are for you,

Un-translated

We understand

love transcends

Sa-rang

ch’o-wol-ha-da

The molasses of a foreign language

Mute to time

So-ri-o-nun

ul-wi-ha-yo

si-gan

Sister-

Tong-saeng

We understand without saying anything

Our eyes reveal everything inside-

O-ri-ui-nun

poida

man-sa

an-jjok

Our hearts betray our thoughts

O-ri-ui-ma-um

nul-sol-ha-da

ori-sa-sang

Love transcends

Sa-rang

Ch’o-wol-ha-da

Words without sound

Mal

op-so

so-ri

Words-

Mal

Without-

Op-so

Sound-

So-ri

Love transcending words –

Sa-rang

ch’o-wol-ha-da

mal

Thoughts –

Sa-sang

Translation-

Pon-yok

 

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