This selection of Moon Dok-su's poems includes some eighty of his poems
chosen from among a dozen different books and magazines. These poems cover
a variety of subjects and show Moon's perception of the world as well
as his modernistic approach to poetic inspiration.
He paints landscapes unseen in traditional Korean poetic scenes - landscapes
made up of barbed wires, electric gadgets, machinery, elevators, automobiles,
concrete buildings, and the likes that often assume novel and bizarre
appearances amid traditional and habitual landscapes. His poetry also
shows his lyric impulses and his strong attachment to Korean poetic tradition.