Translated by Chae-Pyong Song and Anne Rashid
Photography by Clayton Adams
Natasha, the White Donkey, and Me by Baek Seok (1912-1963)
Tonight the snow falls endlessly
because I, a poor man,
love the beautiful Natasha.
I love Natasha,
the snow falls endlessly,
and I sit alone, drinking rice wine.
Drinking rice wine, I think:
the night the snow falls endlessly
I would like to ride, with Natasha, upon a white donkey
to a remote, mournful mountain village and live in a cottage.