|a peony and a bee|
"Until Peonies Bloom"
by Kim Yong rang(1902~1950)
Kim Yong rang, whose real name is Kim Yun Sik
The birth place of him is in Jeollanam-do Gangjin
I just go on waiting for my spring to come.
On the days when peonies drop, drop their petals,
I finally languish in sorrow at the loss of spring.
One day in May, one sultry day when the fallen petals have all withered away
and there is no trace of peonies in all the world, my soaring sense of fulfillment crumbles into irrepressible sorrow.
Once the peonies have finished blooming, my year is done with;
for three hundred and sixty gloomy days I sadly lament.
Until peonies bloom
I just go on waiting
for a spring of glorious sorrow.