Denis Johnson

Denis Johnson
Denis Johnson 1949-2017

Friday, June 28, 2013

Magnolia, the Lotus of Trees



Observing leaves: at first, I doubt they are persimmon—
looking at the blossoms, I doubt they are lotus.
How fortunate there are no fixed forms—
this tree has no comparison.

Hyesim

Translated by Ian Haight & T’ae-yong Ho

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