Soobeen Hyun G9B
“The Music from Gwangsang Mountian where I played in my dream” is one of the most famous poems, which was written by a woman who lived in 1500s. The poem basically means that the writer of this poem eager to escape from the patriarchal society. The poem was written by a Korean women poet “Heo Hanselheon” who lived in 1500s wrote this poem before she died. This poem is describing when she had a dream that she was in the place called “Gwangsang Mountain”. Gwangsang Mountain is actually represents the paradise that she always dreamed of which is being free from the paternalism.
In the poem, the first line, “Blue sea- water permeate into beaded sea,” show the paradise she had been dreaming, also means the scene that she saw in her dream. The second line, “Blue bird line on colored bird,” means that she is tired of all her life and she need some “rest”. The third line, “Twenty- seven lotus flower fall in red” tell us that the “rest” is death when she become a twenty-seven years old, which is predicting her death. Of coarse, red would be color of blood, which also represents her death. The last line, “It is cold on the moon light frost”, is telling that the moon light frost which represents the cruel society towards her is leading her to death or doesn’t feel any guilty and sympathy to her.
In the poem, most of words are represent death of her and the dream that she had. The reason why this is important because we understand and assume how harsh her life was how much she wanted leave this horrible place. Since her poem tells us that she wants to escape from patriarchal society, so which relates to our unit 2, Hidden Voice, that there were many Korean women who had same wish like writer of this poem.
On the other side, the K-pop music has totally different meanings and story than the old Korean poem. The music “I Will Show You” by Ailee is one of the music that women power gets stronger and