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 Bicycle lies there stuck

Where is the boy
Who used to go around
Attached to it like one body?

Tortoise gazes around
Pulling its neck out long

Ditch Water passes on
Tsk tsk tsk
As if there’s nothing to be done.

Han, Hye-yung : poet, Author of children’s story, sijo-poet

                                                 Translated by Hwahyun Lee


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