Goryeo kayo - Chong So - Regret
Type of Spiritual Experience
Buddhist painting from the Goryeo (918-1392) period
A description of the experience
From the Columbia Anthology of Traditional Korean Poetry – edited by Peter Lee
CHONG SO (C.1151-1170)
At the place of his exile, Tongnae, Chong is said to have composed this poem ("Chong Kwajong") plucking the black zither.
I who have yearned for you and wept
Am like a bird in the hills.
Ah, that their false words were wrong,
May my soul be there where yours resides, ah!
Who opposed you?
I've committed no errors or crime.
They are all lies.
How sad, ah!
Have you already forgotten me?
Listen to me, O lord, show me favour.