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H O P E

Posted in Quotes - English with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2017 by Kanya Puspokusumo

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🌸🌸「きっといい日になるよ…」🌸🌸
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When you asked me what hope is… Then I answered, “Hope is my home. Hope is my soul. I don’t live to hope. I live inside it. I am hope.”
-Kanya Puspokusumo-

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겨울 강에서

Posted in Poetry (Korean) with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 28, 2017 by Kanya Puspokusumo

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흔들리지 않는 갈대가 되어
겨울 강 강언덕에 눈보라 몰아쳐도
눈보라에 으스스 내 몸이 쓰러져도
흔들리지 않는 갈대가 되리
새들은 날아가 돌아오지 않고
강물은 흘러가 흐느끼지 않아도
끝끝내 흔들리지 않는 갈대가 되어
쓰러지면 일어서는 갈대가 되어
청산이 소리치면 소리쳐 울리

-정호승-

I will become a reed that doesn’t shake.
And even when the snow storm blows at the winter river bank
and even when my body falls into pieces during the storm,
I will become a reed that doesn’t shake.
The birds have flown away and not returned,
the river water has flown away and not wept–
I will become a reed that never shakes,
I will become a reed that rises again when broken down,
and will cry out if the Blue Mountain cries.

Picture and Drawing by Kanya Puspokusumo

 

THE FIRST SNOW

Posted in Poetry (English), Quotes - English with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 26, 2017 by Kanya Puspokusumo

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The first snow
is falling in Borimsa,
a quiet temple
at the foot of Gaji Mountain,
as we stand near the two stone pagodas
that silently standing side by side.
“Oh, the first snow!
And I’m here with you…,” you said.
I smile.
Because I remember all you’ve said about the Korean saying…
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The first snow
is falling in Borimsa,
as the true love starts blooming
in two hearts.
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Inside the temple,
the Buddha’s statue
is waiting for two hearts
to pray in quiet words,
and send the love song
through the gentle wind
to the eternity.
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-Kanya Puspokusumo-
https://doeniadevi.wordpress.com
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1. Borimsa, one of the oldest Korean temples on Gaji mountain in Jangheung-gun, Jeollanam-do, South Korea (about 300 km from Seoul). The temple holds great significance as the first Zen buddhist temple during unified silla, built in the 9th century.
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2. In Korea, there is a saying that if you are out in the first falling snow of the year with someone you like, then true love will blossom between you.

Picture by Kanya Puspokusumo

Art Gallery: http://kanyadevi.deviantart.com

FORGIVENESS

Posted in Poetry (English), Quotes - English with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2017 by Kanya Puspokusumo

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“I’ve been searching for ways
to ease my pain,
heal all wounds,
free from suffering,
enlighten my own soul,
and to reveal my own mystery.
I’ve traveled the world
for searching the answers.
Now I’ve found that
a way to ease my pain,
heal the wounds,
and free from suffering
is to forgive;
with the true forgiveness.
The true forgiveness
will give me peace
and the peace
will enlighten my soul,
and reveal the mystery…
-Kanya Puspokusumo-

BOOKS

Posted in Poetry (English), Quotes - English with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2017 by Kanya Puspokusumo

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“We are books. Most people will judge us on our covers.
Some people will read us just to kill their time, not to understand the content.
Some people will read us until the end of page, but then throw us away; to be forgotten in the dusty box.
Only few people will keep us as treasure, appreciate every character every word every story, and love us with their souls with no time limit.
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Kanya Puspokusumo, 2017
-Japanese and Korean medical/health book translator/editor-

THE TRAVELER

Posted in Poetry (English), Quotes - English with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2017 by Kanya Puspokusumo

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I travel the world not to see
how beautiful a place is,
but to feed my soul.
Every step I make,
Every place I visit,
It will always be
the journey of my soul.
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In every journey of my soul,
I learn how to learn.
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And in every journey of my life,
I collect moments, not things…
-Kanya Puspokusumo-
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Picture:
Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Bangkok, Thailand .
by Kanya Puspokusumo

THAT NIGHT, AT ANDONG STATION

Posted in Poetry (English), Quotes - English with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2017 by Kanya Puspokusumo

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I was waiting for
the last train to my home,
But it never came.
The night was cold,
Even though the winter had not come yet.
No one there.
Nothing there,
But the cold tracks
And the silent platform.
The air refused to speak to me,
Even to say “sshh” through the wind.
I was completely alone.
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I wished you had been there
standing before me
and warmed my heart
with the fire of your love.
So, I could throw the handful of tears into that fire
And let go away all the sadness.
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But I was completely alone.
No one there.
Nothing there,
But the cold tracks
And the silent platform.
And the air also refused to speak to me,
Even to say “sshh” through the wind…
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KANYA PUSPOKUSUMO
2017
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***Andong is a city in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. It is about 200 km from Seoul.
It is known as the most Korean place in Korea, and the “Capital City of Korean Spiritual Culture”, with many aspects of the Korean traditional cultures throughout the past 2,000 years.
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Picture:
“THE MASK”
by Kanya Puspokusumo
Instagram @kanya_digipainting

Art Gallery: http://kanyadevi.deviantart.com

Inspired by The Mask Festival in Andong City, North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.

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