A South Korean publisher is recalling copies of a book featuring morbid poetry written by children, including a 10-year-old's poem about eating her mother.
The poetry book, A Single Dog, was released March 30 by publisher Chulganil and soon drew criticism for the content of some of the poems, including a 10-year-old girl's poem about eating her mother that was accompanied with an illustration of a girl taking a bite out of a human heart while kneeling in a pool of blood near a body.
The full text of the poem (and a few more) is posted at that article and elsewhere, and it reads:
When you don't want to go to hakwon,
Chew and eat your mom
Boil and eat her, bake and eat her
Spoon her eyeballs and eat them,
Pick out all of her teeth
Tear her hair out
Turn her into lean meat and eat as soup
If she sheds tears, lick them up
Eat her heart last
So it's the most painful.
I... is it really weird that I want to read the whole book?