Listening to Rain in My Hermitage
Who enjoys galloping
a road in rain?
In my hermitage, I sit in comfort—
the weather need not be clear.
Once rain ends, I can begin
my lazy excursion—
calmly, I listen near the eaves
to falling water.
Chin'gak Kuksa Hyesim
Magnolia and Lotus: Selected Poems of Hyesim
White Pine Press
Translation copyright © 2012 by Ian Haight and T'ae-yong Ho
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