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Taekwondo Poem

P. I

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History & Discussion


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Lee, Chang Hoo
tran. Steve Carperner.


Martialism is a two edged sword <2>
Used to feel both opponent and self
How is it we fail to temper our deeds, <50>
Taekwondo, in truth says its right to avoid
Action excessive and tells us instead that <54>
Through one single action we
Can certainly make others alive. <57>



Standing alone in solitude
My mind stabalized in frozen tranquility
I firmly clench my fists and center them
In space.
When action takes place in the company of history
One movement after another fells the
Featureless opponent. <52>
From the stories of our bodies' many actions
The boundless knowledge of wise is formed. <61>
Through the formality of ceaseless training <56>
There emerges freedom that is not indifferent and <50>
In each instant of formal motion a
New creation is found. <51>
It is not my creation but
Is the shape of us all from <60>
The past through the future a
Creation for all eternity. <52>
As movements repose and the fists
Return to their starting place,
From the vitality of the soul the
Mind deeply breaths and
Again becomes tranquil while <53>
Two sparkling eyes gaze
Through the thick wall of time at
Ancient history <59>

I clench my fist and
From people who smile
Beneath a vast sky
I seek the path to the
Subtle meaning of my life.




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