Sara Yunjung Ha 송윤정 영시 번역 / 한글 시 영문 번역
The Patience of Ordinary Things.
© Amherst Writers and Artists Press. Reprinted with permission.
The child you think you don't want
is the one who will make you laugh.
She will break your heart
when she loses the sight in one eye
and tells the doctor she wants to be
an apple tree when she grows up.
It will be this child who forgives you
again and again
for believing you don't want her to be born,
for resisting the rising tide of your body,
for wishing for the red flow of her dismissal.
She will even forgive you for all the breakfasts
you failed to make exceptional.
Someday this child will sit beside you.
When you are old and too tired of war
to want to watch the evening news,
she will tell you stories
like the one about her teenaged brother,
your son, and his friends
taking her out in a canoe when she was
five years old. How they left her alone
on an island in the river
while they jumped off the railroad bridge.
중년/ 팻 쉬나이더
당신이 원하지 않는다고 생각한 그 아이
당신을 웃게 할 것입니다
그 아이가 한쪽 눈을 실명한 채
사과나무가 되고 싶다고 말할 때
당신의 마음을 부수고 말테지요.