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The moonlit pond : Korean classical poems in Chinese

Author: Sung-Il Lee; Copper Canyon Press,
Publisher: Port Townsend, Washington : Copper Canyon Press, [1998] ©1998
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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First major anthology in English of Korean poetry written in the classical Chinese style, presenting more than two hundred poems spanning a thousand year period. The selected poems explore a unique cultural phenomenon, expressing a Korean perspective on the transitoriness of life and the ephemerality of kingdoms and beauty, and the joy and longing of the eternal present.--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: Love poetry
Poetry
Translations
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Moonlit pond.
Port Townsend, Wash. : Copper Canyon Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)645907372
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sung-Il Lee; Copper Canyon Press,
ISBN: 1556590768 9781556590764 1556591136 9781556591136
OCLC Number: 37300575
Language Note: Korean poetry written in Chinese and translated into English.
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xxix, 153 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction [Poems]: On a rainy autumn night ; At his hermitage on Mount Kaya ; From the mirror peak / Ch'oe Ch'-wŏn --
Cold pine pavilion / Chang Yŏn-u --
A quatrain / Ch'oe Hang --
The Taedong River ; Bidding farewell / Chŏng Chi-sang --
The pinks / Chŏng Sŭp-myŏng --
Mountain hermitage after a rainy night / Ko Cho-gi --
After a slumber / Ch'oe Yu-ch'ŏng --
Mountain cottage ; Night rain on the Sosang River ; To my drinking friend / Yi In-ro --
Along the Naktong River ; Visiting a temple on a spring day ; The moon in the well / Yi Kyu-bo --
Spring sentiment ; Late spring / Chin Hwa --
The swallow pavilion / Chang Il --
On a spring day / Wang Paek --
A touch of grace / Yi Je-hyŏn --
Stepping off the rain / Yi Gok --
Sewing for her husband / Sŏl Son --
From a flunky to a success / Yi Kong-su --
Admonition / Na-ong --
A drunken song / Yi Dal-ch'ung --
An improvisation ; At Pu-byŏk Pavilion ; In late spring / Yi Saek --
An improvisation / Cho Un-hŭl --
Spring sentiment ; At Myŏng-wŏn Pavilion / Chŏng Mong-ju --
On the first day of April ; Visiting a recluse / Chŏng Do-jŏn --
On a swift boat / Kim Je-ann --
The new fallen snow ; Mountain hermitage / Yi Sung-in --
On a spring day / Kwŏn Kŭn --
Life in leisure / Lil Jae --
After an old song ; Upon looking at a landscape / Kim Su-on --
Before execution / Sŏng Sam-mun --
Listening to a nightingale / Deposed King Tanjong --
Sitting alone ; Laughing at myself / Sŏ Kŏ-jŏng --
After a folk song / Sŏng Kan --
Fallen leaves / Kim Shi-sŭp --
North expedition / Nam Yi --
An old general / Pak Wi-gyŏm --
Looking at a drawing of red plum blossoms / Cho Wi --
Recluse life / Kim Koeng-p'il --
The pear-blossom pavilion / Shin Cham --
Elegy for myself / Ki Joon --
Falling-petals rock --
Bidding farewell to So Seyang ; On full-moon hill ; Meeting in dreams / Hwang Jini --
Looking back ; At Jŏng-wŏn Pavilion / Shim Su-kyŏng --
Visiting an old temple / Ch'ŏng-hŏ --
The full moon ; White-horse river ; Riding in the wood / Song Ik-p'il --
Flower-rock pavilion / Yi Yi --
A night at the temple ; Rainy night ; A pensive moment / Chŏng Ch'ŏl --
Hong-kyŏng Temple ; Life in leisure / Paek Kwang-hun --
A song on chestnuts / Yi San-hae --
A temple in the mountains ; A song of sunset ; An abortive harvest / Yi Dal --
Hansan Isle at night / Admiral Yi Sun-shin --
To Kyerang ; Lamenting Lyerang's death / Yu Hi-kyŏng --
Silent farewell ; On Taedong River ; A song of Taedong River / Im Je --
A love song / Hŏ Nan-sŏl-hŏn --
Waiting ; To Un-gang ; After bidding farewell / Yi Ok-bong --
On an autumn night / Sŭng Yi-kyo --
After saying farewell / Sŏ Yŏngsugak --
Visiting a monk in seclusion / Yi Jong-gui --
Alone at night ; Untitled ; On the road ; At Song-gang's grave / Kwŏn P'il --
Longing / Ch'ŏng-hak --
To a drunken guest ; In reply to a seducer's poem ; Spring rain ; Longing ; Untitled ; Valedictory poem / Yi Mae-ch'ang --
A woman's complaint / Ch'ow Ki-nam --
Holding the receding year / Son P'il-tae --
Mourning / Yi Kye --
Walking in the mountains / Kang Paek-nyŏn --
To my wife / O Dal-je --
Watching a crow feeding its mother / Pak Chang-wŏn --
Longing for home / Yi-Tae-sŏ --
Passing Hwanggan / Pak Ch'i-wŏn --
Sunset / Pak Mun-su --
Watching wine filtering / Nam Yu-yong --
At my brother's grave / Cho Jae-ho --
Upon returning home / Shin Kwang-su --
At a cemetery of the Kisaengs / Yi Dŏk-mu --
Mu-gye Ravine / Ko Hu-yŏl --
To my love / Sohong --
Wilting of the flowers / Anonymous barmaid --
To my faraway love / Kyehyang --
Waiting for my love / Nung-un --
Autumn rain / Hyejŏng --
Upon joining the garrison / Cho-Su-sam --
The martial post / Yi Hi-bal --
The nightingale ; Chrysanthemums / Shin Wi --
Fallen leaves around a stone well / Hong Kil-ju --
A widow's grief / Chŏng Sang-kwan --
The full-moon hill / Yi Kyŏng-min --
On the ruins of a palace / Nam Byŏng-ch'ol --
Drinking alone on a spring night / An Jung-sŏp --
Listening to the wild geese / Kang Wi --
The moonlit pond / Yi Gŏn-ch'ang --
Seeing Yŏng-jae in dreams --
At the grave of Yŏng-jae ; New Year's Eve ; On Spring Commemoration Day ; Upon returning to my birthplace ; Regret for the spring receding ; An abortive visit ; Putting an end to myself (1) ; Putting an end to myself (2) / Hwang Hyŏn --
A night at Ch'ŏn-un Temple ; Chang-an Temple of Mount Kŭmgang ; Nine-dragon Falls ; On the Piro Peak ; Mount Kŭmgang on the sea / Yi Byŏng-ho. --
Index of authors' names ; Index of titles ; About the translation.
Other Titles: Korean classical poems in Chinese
Responsibility: translated & introduced by Sung-Il Lee.
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First major anthology in English of Korean poetry written in the classical Chinese style, presenting more than two hundred poems spanning a thousand year period. The selected poems explore a unique cultural phenomenon, expressing a Korean perspective on the transitoriness of life and the ephemerality of kingdoms and beauty, and the joy and longing of the eternal present.--Back cover.

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