Hyangga of Korea - Requiem for the Dead Sister - Master Wolmyong
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Columbia Anthology of Traditional Korean Poetry – edited by Peter Lee
MASTER WOLMYONG (c 742-765)
Requiem for the Dead Sister
In memory of his sister, Master Wolmyong offered a ceremony of abstinence with this song. A gust of wind then blew the paper money offerings to the west.
On the hard road of life and death
That is near our land,
You went, afraid,
We know not where we go,
Leaves blown, scattered,
Though fallen from the same tree,
By the first winds of autumn.
Ah, I will polish the path
Until I meet you in the Pure Land