North Korea’s Hwasong 15 monument: an ICBM poem in full
“Shine, oh the eternal and immortal achievement that has borne great power”
The following is a translation of the Korean text which can be found inscribed in a concrete monument near Pyongsong which celebrates North Korea’s successful test launch of an ICBM in November 2017.
Beneath the English translation is a transcription of the original Korean text.
Shine, oh the eternal and immortal achievement that has borne great power
For what have the people of this country
Willingly tightened their belts for all these long years
The treasured sword of defending peace impatiently longed for
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