Gentle spirit, let me lay
cheek on furry breast
Let my tear wet tender paw
Before your skin they wrest
Let me ease your suffering
the moment that you go
to be hung, to be scourged
Korean song of woe.
Gentle spirit, rock with me
through our silent night
let us sneak together off
Escape the bully's bite.
Your pain is mine, I lay my cheek
upon your battered breast
bone of dog, whisk' of cat
In you I pass love's test.
© 1998 By C. Sparkie.
(also 2000 Written By Diana Morton
Excerpt from "Chollima's Arirang". A collection of poems depicting the
plight of cats and dogs in South Korea. Complimentary copies available
upon request for any donation to
IAKA/KAPS, PO Box 20600, Oakland, CA 94620-0643;
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