Found Poetry: North Korean press release

Mt. Paektu.

I.
One of the famous mountains of Korea unrolls
peculiar landscape every season.

The rapid thaw forms streams and falls
here and there
The murmurs of snow water at the dead of night
are peculiar. Therorhodion redowskianum
which is called Chonji Azalea
in the meaning of heralding the spring of Mt. Paektu

Shoot out buds and open flowers.

II.
The summer is about 40 days from mid-July,
during which fine days are rare to see.

The autumn is nearly 50 days from the late August
the blueberry around the lake turns into violet color
and only Rhododendron keeps its green.

The lake begins to freeze from the middle of September
The ice is very clear and transparent
One may see the bottom. Forms of ice “sculptures” come into being
in the shore of the lake, which adds beauty to its wintry scenery.

III.
Mt. Paektu, one of the famous mountains of Korea unrolls peculiar landscape every season.

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