A Poem For Saturday

Andrew Sullivan —  Jul 14 2012 @ 10:05am


A selection from Ko Un's Flowers of a Moment:

Look, that dandelion drenched by a shower
Is making the best of it, pursing its lips

Stand firm, little girl

(From Flowers of a Moment, Poems by Ko Un, translated by Brother Anthony of Taize, Toung-moo Kim, and Gary Gach. Copyright 2006 by the translators. Reprinted with the permission of The Permissions Company, Inc. on behalf of BOA editions, Ltd., www.boaeditions.org. Image via Flickr user ttarvind)