Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Gulf Coast Poet, Choonwha Moon


Choonwha Moon was born in Seoul, Korea.  She earned her MFA from the University of Florida and is a member of the Gulf Coast Poets Society.  She has been published in Houston Poetry Fest 2014 & 2015, Austin International Poetry Fest 2015, and the upcoming Dos Gatos Press Texas Poetry Calendar 2016. She lives in Pearland, Texas.

  What She Said

Jasmine stinks thick tonight.
The thin tongues of deer lap
through tiny rain-ploughed rivers.

Why does the sparrow sleep
inside the forest
and still say nothing?

What He Said

I am the last to speak,
but when I do, I mean

to bury my face in hers,
to hear her hair waterfall around me,

to gather sad honey around the soft pools at her neck.

~Choonwha Moon