Uni Ennui

Who could get bored with sea urchin? Not anyone in our household. The phrase combining Japanese (uni) and French (ennui) only came up as a suggested substitution game for the caterpillarbutterfly duo so prominent in this third section of Regarding Love 2 by Kim Hyesoon.

Collected in Anxiety of Words: Contemporary Poetry by Korean Women Ch'oe Sŭng-ja, Kim Hyesoon and Yi Yŏn-ju translated by Don Mee Choi.

And so for day 1235