This paper studied the aesthetic sense of Maehwa-poem exchanged between Toe-gye(退溪) Lee-hwang(李滉.1501-1571) and Go-bong(高峯) Gi-dae-seung(奇大升.1527-1572).
Despite the age gap between Toegye and Gobong, there has been a variety of academic exchanges and discussions. Gobong systematically completed his knowledge of Neo-Confucianism by using Toegye as his teacher.
Go Bong insisted to the government that Toegye should be served as a regent. Toegye, who was last present at the request of King Seonjo, After working for the government, he filed several appeals for his resignation, and finally came back to his hometown after being allowed to resign.
At that time, Gobong sent Toegye and wrote a poem on the theme of the Maehwa-pot that Toegye grew in Seoul. Toegye asked Giogobong to give him an answer by giving him eight Maehwa-poems as a token of farewell at the last time he was on a boat leaving. The scene of the two parting as Maehwa-poems was noble and noble.
Toegye was a literary man who loved Maehwa so much that he left about 120 Maehwa poems. Gobong was sent to the eight Maehwa poems that Toegye had given to him with great care. Toegye also wrote a reply poem and sent it to Gobong along with a letter. Go Bong wrote another poem about it.
Maehwa poems, where Toegye and Gobong exchanged, is full of dignity and style. The Maehwa poems they exchanged were full of intelligent and romantic poetry, imbued with a high degree of dignity and a variety of Neo-Confucian aesthetics.