Saturday, March 5, 2016

Paulette Spescha-Montibert writes

It rains on Seoul City

forty three days of rain
don't you think
it's enough?
my trees bend their neck
the leaves cry
day and night
the soil
finally gives up
and drinks
and drinks
what else?
the pomegranates though
are turning red
a miracle!
the magpie keeps quiet
the cricket
the cicada
are dumb
millions of tears
in my garden
and not a sigh
not a sob
am I the only one
to ask for mercy
am I the only one
not knowing why
why without end

it rains on Seoul City


1 comment:

  1. "Seoul, South Korea, is a vibrant and colorful city. But during the annual ... monsoon season, Seoul's energy and color disappear under the dark cloud." The creative response to this situation was Project Monsoon: Using special hydrochromatic paint, Korean students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago created sidewalk illustrations that can only be seen when wet. Design and Art Direction, a British group that promotes education in design and advertising, sponsored the Pantone Challenge by the New Jersey paint company for artists to reimagine their hometown through the language of color. D&AD awarded the artists a New Blood Black Pencil, its highest honor for young creatives. "Inspired by South Korea’s culture of emphasizing the importance of the flow of rivers, the paintings utilize Korea’s topographical features that create a flow and puddle of rain water in every street to fill the streets with color and life."


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