Ko-un
The owl
(올빼미)

Midday owl
eyes squinting
I can't see a thing.
Just wait,
You night's sure to come.

 

A DRUNKARD
(주정뱅이)

I've never been an individual entity.
Sixty trillion cells!
I'm a living collection
Staggering zigzag along.
Sixty trillion cells! All drunk.

 

ONE DAY
(어느날)

Lightning over the hill in front
thunder on the hill behind
between the two
one dumb pebble.