Blessed are those who grieve ... So they will grieve forever.

Yun Dongju



The Korean poet was born in Manchuria, studied in Japan, and died in prison at the age of 27. After repeating the passage of the New Testament “Matthew” eight times, he continued with "So."  The title was “Beatitudes Matthew Gospel 5-3-12.” No matter how deep your sadness is, you will be saved if you know the reason. Even if it cannot bring eternal comfort to you. From the collection of poetry "Sky, Wind, Star and Poem" (translated by Miyako Ueno).


"July 24  2019

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"