Country Night

Jeong Haein, Yangji Elementary School (영지초등학교)
Sejong City, South Chungcheong

crystal moon shine
little star twinkle

 Everything seems like quiet
without the weeping bug

 waiting for the ruby sun
everything is peaceful

 bowing to bright daybreak
waiting for the twinkling night

 Night come again silently
for o
ur sweet rest

Submitted by Dawn Angelicca Barcelona, ETA ’14-’15

In Dawn’s words, “I believe that poetry is really hard for English language learners to grasp as they learn basic greetings and phrases in elementary school. 해인 always goes above and beyond to push herself and enjoys writing in both English and Korean. I thought she did a great job experimenting with language in her poem.”