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Jung Kwang's picture of a little boy

A snow ball rolled,
scraps of charcoal stuck in,
a child's face and,
to round it off, a nose askew
made of a dead leaf,

that's all the face is and yet
more lifelike than the real thing,
isn't it a marvelous creation?

Why does this child's face
look so familiar to us all?
As it must, inevitably!

It shows both you and I
in swaddling clothes
as we were cherished once at our mother's breast,

it shows both you and I
as we shall become again
sometime, at long last!