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Flowers of a Moment

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“Bodhisattva of Korean poetry, exuberant, demotic, abundant, obsessed with poetic creation . . . Ko Un is a magnificent poet, combination of Buddhist cognoscente, passionate political libertarian, and naturalist historian.”—Allen Ginsberg

"Korea's greatest living Zen poet."—Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Flowers of a Moment is a treasure trove of more than 180 brief poems by a major
Hardcover, 140 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by BOA Editions Ltd. (first published 2005)
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Who'd have believed the Holocaust could be covered in a haiku-length poem? Ko Un does this and more.
Mar 23, 2008 Gary rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like rumi, mary oliver, zen, etc
one hundred eighty five
brief poems
each setting off in an unpredictable direction
plus illustrations
시집을 읽고 감성을 늦길 정도의 수준에는 아직 내가 미치지 못하는지 몇개의 시를 제외하고는 크게 닿지 않는 그런 느낌이었다. 그 이상을 적기에는 어려움이 있을 듯 하다.
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Ko was born Ko Untae in Gunsan, North Jeolla Province in 1933. He was at Gunsan Middle School when war broke out.
The Korean War emotionally and physically traumatized Ko and caused the death of many of his relatives and friends. Ko's hearing suffered from acid that he poured into his ears during an acute crisis in this time and it was further harmed by a police beating in 1979. In 1952, before the
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