At last I’ve met you
When will it be before I meet you again?
Is it really you that I see
or is it a mere dream?
Even if it’s only a dream
I wish to see you every time I dream.
A lover seen in a dream
is not to be trusted, they say.
Yet I miss you desperately.
When can I be with you except in my dreams?
O lover, be it even in dreams
so that I could see you as often as possible.
excerpt from a collection of sijo (Korean poetic form) 시조책