Ko Un

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That flower
seen as I went down
—as I was coming up
I couldn't see it

Ko Un (born 1 August 1933) is a South Korean poet.

Quotes[edit]

  • That flower
    seen as I went down
    —as I was coming up
    I couldn't see it
    • Flowers of a Moment (2006), p. 46

Quotes about Ko Un[edit]

Ko Un hugged all the germs of Korean society with his entire body, and contracted its diseases. ~ Kim Seung-Hee
  • Ko Un hugged all the germs of Korean society with his entire body, and contracted its diseases. He threw his body into the wilderness of Korea's past and dreamed of a new Korea, another future.
    • Kim Seung-Hee, The Korea Times, 14 October 2005, as partially quoted in Quote Poet Unquote: Contemporary Quotations on Poets and Poetry (Copper Canyon Press, 2008) by Dennis O'Driscoll, p. 204, and in full in Encyclopedia.com

External links[edit]

  • Encyclopedic article on Ko Un on Wikipedia
  • Media related to Ko Un on Wikimedia Commons