Translated by Chae-Pyong Song and Anne Rashid
Painted by Kang Jang-won
The Snow Day by Kim Nam-jo (1927- )
The Winter tree
and the wind–
the wind’s long tress of hair
hangs all day long on the edge of the branches
like transparent laundry,
making the tree and the wind
become one, no longer isolated from one another.
Nobody is alone.
Neither am I.
In fact, even when I stood alone under the sky,
hasn’t the sky at least stood with me?