One Poem. One Planet. — Kim Kwangsop



From so many, one

star looks down at me.

From this many, one

person looks at that star.


As night descends

the star disappears into light

and I disappear into darkness.


Drawn this close

one and one, you and I

become something

that we may meet again.


— Kim Kwangsop, (North Korea), from Spirits of the Age: Poets of Conscience, translated by David R. McCann


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