Flowers of Thankfulness

English and Korean

by Wansoo Kim



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/4/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781973672937
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781973672951
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781973672944

About the Book


It was a tree in my head

Covered with gifts

When I looked at it at first,

But as time passes by,

It is a dependable cane to soothe leaning on it

Any pain and tears

On the steep hill of life

That storm and blizzard often rage.

If I am with you I love

Holding the cane of faith firmly,

Even though I fall in the puddle of death suddenly,

As my fountain of courage spurts

Enough to cross it vigorously

Without trembling with fear.

The cane of faith

That I received without any qualification or price

Is your own noble gift

That I can’t buy or get

Even for anything on this earth.

Whenever the waves of life rage,

Please let me gaze at Moses

To stretch out the cane of faith powerfully

Crying “Don’t be afraid! Stand still

And see what the Lord will do

To save you today.”

To the people who bawl out with resentment

In front of the Red Sea that enemy troops run after.

About the Author

Wansoo Kim achieved a Ph. D. in English Literature from the graduate school of Hanguk University of Foreign Studies. He has published five poetry books, one novel, and one book of essays. One poetry book, Duel among a middle-aged fox, a wild dog and a deer, was a bestseller in 2012, one page from the book, Letters for Teenagers, was put in textbooks of middle school(2011) and high school(2014) in South Korea, and three books (Easy-to-read English Bibles Stories, Old Testament(2017), New Testament(2018) and Teenagers, I support Your Dream) were bestsellers. He was granted the World Peace Literature Prize for Poetry Research and Recitation presented in New York City at the 5th World Congress of Poets(2004). He published a poetry book, Prescription of Civilization in USA.(2019), received Geum-Chan Hwang Poetry Literature Prize in Korea(2019).