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Queen for Seven Days: Series Review and Character Analysis

Queen for Seven Days (7일의 왕비) is a gem among a plethora of Korean historical dramas. It is a sophisticated drama that tells its story in a manner that is emotionally engaging, visually appealing, and intellectually satisfying. Although the drama isn’t considered a hit in Korea, it can be argued that it is one of the most compelling sageuk/ historical period dramas in recent years. I rarely write drama reviews since there are already so many writers/bloggers out there who give their critiques; however, Queen for Seven Days tackles so many interesting elements and themes that I think it is worth unpacking several of them. (Note: this review contains spoilers.)

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Poem: Headscarf

A tichel, headscarf (or headcover) can signify a wide range of meanings. Each person has a unique story. My headcovering symbolizes my belief in Jesus/Yeshua as God incarnate, my Lord and Savior. Each time I put on my tichel, I remember that God is with us always: “I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20). Not every woman who covers her head/ hair does so for spiritual reasons so it is always better to ask the person and not assume that we know her reasons.

Anyways, this poem came to me as I was thinking about a bride and a groom and how their story parallels the love story found in Scripture.

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Poem: Where Are You Love?

“Where is love? What is love?” During these past two months, students and adults have asked me either directly or indirectly these two questions, which I think we have all asked at some point in our lives. To be honest, I wondered why I was asked these questions or some version of them. It is not like I am an expert on this so I was greatly puzzled by this occurrence. Yet these questions touch the core of our souls and reveal our longing for true love, not in the romantic sense, but in its purest form. In a world that is growing colder with hate, we are all wondering if we can still know love. Although it isn’t much, this poem is my gift to everyone who asked me what ‘love’ is:

 

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Poem: Reminisce

Since it is Valentine’s Day, here is a poem (or as I prefer to call it, thoughts on a page) that combines the theme of memories and love. I wrote this in May 2014 while I was listening to “Memory,” a track from the OST of Emma: A Victorian Romance. The painting is called The Ball or An Elegant Soiree by Victor Gabriel Gilbert.

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