It was in the fall of 1592 that Heo Gyun taken refuge in the village of Sacheon, Gangneung in Gangwon Province. On his way to Sacheon, he lost his beloved wife and a newborn baby. The wounds and feeling of loss that he experienced during this period haunted him for the rest of his life. It is not hard to surmise that he was on the verge of breaking down when he arrived in Sacheon from the layers of distress and insecurity that wore him out. His daily life was shattered and ruined by having to leave his home in Seoul. Due to the prolonging war, his life could not restore balance and stability. He had suffered so much both physically mentally while fleeing to Sacheon, which could be marked by the insurmountable loss of his wife and a newborn baby on the way. He also missed his brother, Heo Bong terribly. It was the village of Sacheon that revived him to overcome the insurmountable loss and gave him the strength to pick up his life as a human being. The sense of stability that the nature provided, the friendships he shared with people around him, occasional long walks he took and the pleasure he took in reading---all of these were healing his mental and physical health. The result of that healing process is reflected on the compilation of Haksanchodam, the book of poetry critique. In that sense, Sacheon could be seen as the land of life and vitality that gave strength back to a young, devastated soul worn down by a great tragedy to pick up himself and go out to the world once again. It is also the land of healing that cured the wounds and allowed one to overcome loss through the power of literature. Through the example of Heo Gyun, one realizes yet again just how great a cure literature can be for people who try to overcome loss and heal the wounds.