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Kim Hyesoon

THE MOST DELICIOUS YOU IN THE WHOLE WORLD

Pigs walk on over
on this sunny afternoon
on this afternoon of flowers in bloom
Pig9 one-piece-dress-pig, Pig9 two-piece-dress-pig, Pig9 neck-tie-pig walk shaking their buttocks side-to-side pock-pock in high heels

Pig9  Please raise and eat me
Pig9  Please cry after eating me
Pig9  I’ll give birth to piglets
Pig9  Please say for once that you had a sad life
Pig9  Please wrap me up well and prepare me for a meal
Pig9  Please hang my intestines on a string
Pig9  Please don’t throw away any part of me
Pig9  Please don’t burp so loudly   

May I call this delicious thing You?

May I gently-gently lovingly gnaw on you?

You love pigs
You skillfully cut out the flesh, wrap it in newspaper, then bag it in black plastic

Pigs all have the same name

Pigs walk on over
I’ve eaten them all yet they keep walking
I’m so stuffed yet they walk again

Pig9 lies down, its nipples on top of shit
Pig9 lies down, its nipples on top of shit

DE LEKKERSTE JIJ VAN DE WERELD

varkens komen aangelopen
op deze stralende namiddag
op deze namiddag met van die prachtige bloemen
varken9 one-piece varken, varken9 two-piece-varken, varken9 stropdasvarken komen aangelopen
schudden met hun billen klakklak op de hoge hakken

varken9 voed me op en eet mij op asjeblieft
varken9 eet me op en huil dan asjeblieft
varken9 ik zal ook biggetjes baren
varken9 zeg je asjeblieft eens dat je leven droevig is geweest
varken9 rol mij goed op en bereid mij voor asjeblieft
varken9 hang mijn ingewanden asjeblieft aan een draadje
varken9 gooi niks weg asjeblieft
varken9 boer niet zo stevig asjeblieft

mag ik jou een lekker ding noemen?

mag ik teder en zachtjes aan jou knagen?

jij hield altijd al van varkens
dan sneed je handig het vlees aan, wikkelde het in een krant, stopte het in een zwart zakje

varkens heten allemaal hetzelfde

varkens komen aangelopen
ik heb ze allemaal opgevreten maar ze komen weer aanlopen
ik zit zo vol ik ga bijna dood maar daar komen ze weer

varken9 ligt op de grond, met de tepels in de stront
varken9 ligt op de grond, met de tepels in de stront




세상에서 제일 맛있는 당신

돼지들이 걸어온다
이 화창한 대낮에
이렇게 꽃 흐드러진 대낮에
돼지9 원피스돼지,  돼지9 투피스돼지, 돼지9 넥타이돼지 걸어온다
요리조리 엉덩이 흔들며 하이힐 콕콕 찍어대며

돼지9 길러서 먹어 주세요
돼지9 먹고 울어 주세요
돼지9 새끼도 낳아 드릴게요
돼지9 슬픈 인생이었다고 한번만 말해 주세요
돼지9 나를 잘 싸서 준비해 주세요
돼지9 창자는 줄에 걸어 주세요
돼지9 하나도 버리지 말아 주세요
돼지9 트림은 그렇게 심하게 말아 주세요

맛있는 걸 당신이라고 불러도 되나요?

아껴가며 살살 파먹어도 되나요?

당신은 돼지를 사랑했다
익숙하게 살집을 가르고 신문지에 싸서 검은 봉지에 담아 주었다

모두 이름이 같은 돼지

돼지들이 걸어온다
다 먹어 치웠는데 또 걸어온다
배가 불러 죽겠는데 또 걸어온다

돼지9 똥 위에 젖가슴을 대고 엎드린다
돼지9 똥 위에 젖가슴을 대고 엎드린다

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THE MOST DELICIOUS YOU IN THE WHOLE WORLD

Pigs walk on over
on this sunny afternoon
on this afternoon of flowers in bloom
Pig9 one-piece-dress-pig, Pig9 two-piece-dress-pig, Pig9 neck-tie-pig walk shaking their buttocks side-to-side pock-pock in high heels

Pig9  Please raise and eat me
Pig9  Please cry after eating me
Pig9  I’ll give birth to piglets
Pig9  Please say for once that you had a sad life
Pig9  Please wrap me up well and prepare me for a meal
Pig9  Please hang my intestines on a string
Pig9  Please don’t throw away any part of me
Pig9  Please don’t burp so loudly   

May I call this delicious thing You?

May I gently-gently lovingly gnaw on you?

You love pigs
You skillfully cut out the flesh, wrap it in newspaper, then bag it in black plastic

Pigs all have the same name

Pigs walk on over
I’ve eaten them all yet they keep walking
I’m so stuffed yet they walk again

Pig9 lies down, its nipples on top of shit
Pig9 lies down, its nipples on top of shit

THE MOST DELICIOUS YOU IN THE WHOLE WORLD

Pigs walk on over
on this sunny afternoon
on this afternoon of flowers in bloom
Pig9 one-piece-dress-pig, Pig9 two-piece-dress-pig, Pig9 neck-tie-pig walk shaking their buttocks side-to-side pock-pock in high heels

Pig9  Please raise and eat me
Pig9  Please cry after eating me
Pig9  I’ll give birth to piglets
Pig9  Please say for once that you had a sad life
Pig9  Please wrap me up well and prepare me for a meal
Pig9  Please hang my intestines on a string
Pig9  Please don’t throw away any part of me
Pig9  Please don’t burp so loudly   

May I call this delicious thing You?

May I gently-gently lovingly gnaw on you?

You love pigs
You skillfully cut out the flesh, wrap it in newspaper, then bag it in black plastic

Pigs all have the same name

Pigs walk on over
I’ve eaten them all yet they keep walking
I’m so stuffed yet they walk again

Pig9 lies down, its nipples on top of shit
Pig9 lies down, its nipples on top of shit
Sponsors
Gemeente Rotterdam
Nederlands Letterenfonds
Stichting Van Beuningen Peterich-fonds
Ludo Pieters Gastschrijver Fonds
Hendrik Muller fonds
Lira fonds
J.E. Jurriaanse
Literature Translation Institute of Korea
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