The Rusu Poem(류수시선)
The lyrical and narratives both found in this Rusu Poem. You can find out Korean's traditional prototype of mind in his poem. He describes and claims of human's deserved way of life in this poem. You will be satisfied with proper English translation of his poem. More
This poem include one Cheonsan island(Blue Mountain island) native poet's homesickness and his own home-oriented mind.
He was born at the southern part of Korean-peninsula where Blue Mountain island located. And there he spent his youth and later went up to Seoul(capital city of Korea). Here he recollect the youth time and find out himself as a island. He try to describe his dream as a being island. Now he become island himself.
What is island in a nutshell? Not a ground nor water. It's the bridge between these two different worlds. He cannot identify himself as the member of the ground nor surely of the water. As a intellectual who margine man, he found himself as island between ground and water. He recollects the specific figure of island with details while being emphathetic to it, And succeed to figure out his mind when he identified himself as the wind in his poem THE WAY OF THE WIND. However he settle down to normal person who know how to be a angry offspring when he found his mother got toothache. (MOTHER'S TOOTHACHE).