Star Polishing Tree – by Kong Kwangkyu

 

Star Polishing Tree

 

Maidenhair tree
couldn’t you call it the star polishing tree
the tree that held rain, wind, and sun
and ardently polished the stars

The golden tree coated in stardust come fall

I too, would like to be a star polishing tree
to a star that is you
I would like to ardently polish you and turn into gold
with your divine touch

Couldn’t you call someone like me
a star polishing tree
someone who wants to be divinely transformed
by the star that is you

 

 

Image may contain: 1 personWrite by Kong Kwangkyu

 

Translated by Cate Boram

 

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