Category Archives: South Korea

Poem: Who held open the window of time?

Who are the Masters of synchronicity That put me in your path That held open the window of time Long enough for a chat And a hug And a minute to Hold your grandma’s hand While she spoke to me So lively, so sweetly In a language I didn’t understand But I understood enough To […]

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Poem: Buddha’s Birthday …a Haiku

  Three bows to Buddha Bibimbap, rice cake, melon Shady spot of peace — About the poem: Buddha’s Birthday is a national holiday in South Korea. On my day off of work, I went to a nearby Buddhist Temple, Yongunsa, here in Samcheonpo. First we visited the main prayer space, slipped off our shoes and […]

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Poem: Love is the Subject

English Science Calculus Class Just An excuse. Love is the subject — About the poem: I know now that teaching is just an excuse to hang out with cool people. It’s a precious opportunity to love them and be loved. Realizing that love is a teacher’s top priority makes things richer, clearer. It’s similar to how […]

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Poem: Supposes …invented yoga poses! Fanciful ideas from my Korean students

The seal, the seagull The chick, the turtle The monkey, the hamster The keyhole, the vampire The apple, the  screwdriver The car, the middle finger The bear, the ruler The battleship cruiser The umbrella, the scissors The fox and praying mantis The quarter note of music The hydra and the mushroom The hula hoop, the jellyfish […]

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