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The Orange Tree by the Hen House –Han, Hye-yung

      The Orange Tree by the Hen House   A hen boasts Cluck! cluck, cluck! CLUCKAAAAAWWWWK! That it has laid eggs A hen is real a fool Spreading the news when...

Cat ladder– Han Hye-yung

  Cat ladder   Climbing, climbing up Cat ladder Streeeetching its legs Climbing to the top of the fence Crossing, crossing by Cat ladder Draaaawing it out Crossing by the roof Folded and unfolded Stretched and...

Dancing Monkey — Han, Hye-yung

    Dancing Monkey   The metal sheet was too hot One Two, One Two Monkey hopped from foot to foot Without knowing why To his beat The drum pounded away The metal sheet...

Trees — Han, Hye-yung

  Trees   When the sky gets dark as if erased Trees go to an unknown underworld Young trees play on the swings and swim in the pool Old trees...

Cockroaches — Han, Hye-yung

Cockroaches In the beginning It must have been a woman Who was the first human that cockroaches faced. Aargh! Shrieking first, She was probably a coward Just like my mom...

A cat, dreaming– Han, Hye-yung

A cat, dreaming Cats live with the dream of founding a meow nation That’s how they make it through the Night as Night with its stained...

Roar – Han, Hye-yung

  Roar A clear dinosaur footprint on the rock. A sparrow comes fluttering down And matches his small feet to the print Shouting Tweet Tweet! "My father's, my father's, My father's...

Mom’s Voice – Han Hye-yung

  Mom’s Voice One day Mom’s voice is tender tender And soft as freshly baked bread. “Aww, I love you my pumpkin” It smells sweet and savory. One day Mom’s...

Water- Han, Hye-yung

Water Water is an obedient child who does as he’s told Poured into the round bowl, it listens and becomes round Poured into the square bowl, it...

Bicycle in a ditch – Han, Hye-yung

Bicycle in a ditch  Saddle has run away Bicycle lies in the water With rust on the handle  Get Up! Quick, let’s go!  Ditch Water shakes it by the hand Old...

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