As promised, more from Yoon Yong.
Library by the Sea— Geumneung Village
…An outdoor library with little wooden cubes
painted in shades of the sea & glass doors that hold 2 or 3 books
—sand | pomegranate red & grass |
the glass doors with smooth wooden knobs
& little bronze hasps | handmade chairs to sit & watch the sea
—Biyang island like a turtle | drinking sun.
Yoon Yong’s in Geumneung Village reading
a copy of Wordsworth’s Complete Works
—I couldn’t find my stride with English poetry | yes
I know the cadence of the iamb when it runs
but never felt its natural measuring of speech.
“The cloying decorum like a William Morris showroom”
as Dr. Stiles put it | fell on my deaf ears.
To me it sounded like a mechanized fuck
: the man on top plowing away
while the woman takes
“a pounding for king & country”
—the continuity of man breasting for Homo Spiritus…