Kim Sowol

in Kusŏng, Phyŏnganbukto, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
August 06, 1902

December 24, 1934

Kim Sowol (김소월, 1902 ~ 1934) is a Korean poet. He is most famous for his contributions to early modern Korean poetry. Throughout his life he wrote his beautifully poignant poetry in a style reminiscent of traditional Korean folk songs and consequently became known as a 'Folk Song Poet'. The most prized example of this style was "Azaleas (진달래꽃)", the title poem of his sole collection of poetry.

Kim Sowol was born on August 6, 1902 (on lunar calendar date) in Kwaksan, North Pyong'an Province, Korean Empire and died on December 24, 1934. Shortly after he was born his father became insane. This fact although tragic must have affected the poet's early life and eventually led to his own premature death. His grandfather taught him classical Chinese

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Azaleas: A Book of Poems (W...

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“When you leave,
weary of me,
without a word I shall gently let you go.”
Kim Sowol

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