Sŏ Kyŏng-dŏk

Sŏ Kyŏng-dŏk

Sŏ Kyŏng-dŏk (1489–1546) was a brilliant scholar who chose to live an indigent life in a humble cabin rather than serve at court. At one time, he tutored the great, legendary courtesan (kisaeng) poet Hwang Chin-i when she was young. Hwang Chin-i’s kisaeng name was Myong-wol, “Bright Moon.” This translation freely adds goats and mold.

Moon Door: Versions of Korean Sijo

Translation
November 18, 2015