Kim Ok

Kim Ok (1896–19??) was an early Modernist poet and translator, born in Jeongju, North P’yŏng’an (present-day North Korea).

Nation Poetry

Overture to a Tragedy Overture to a Tragedy

Greetings to you who holds me close. I hold you close because of your beauty (I wanted to possess your beauty)— The beauty which leaves your body that remains. Greetings to you who…

Apr 20, 2021 / Books & the Arts / Kim Ok & translated by Ryan Choi