Friday, May 11, 2018


   --after Yun Dongju

Meal ticket gives us three squares a day.

Serving lady gives us kids
three oncewhite bowls.

Broth boiled in Daedong river water,
boiled rice from Pyongan province,
with some gochujang paste.

Our bellies full of meal ticket.

--tr. Duane Vorhees

[gochujang: a sweet, savory, spicy fermented condiment made from glutinous rice, salt, and chili, fermented soybean, and barley malt powders]

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