The issue about life and death appeared on the Suh Jung Joo’s texts can he mainly characterized by the imagination on the term, 'Flower’. The flower in his texts functions as a symbol of rebirth 'Secret Word’, ‘Flower’, 'What kind of flower rubbing my heart makes me so eager to live like this?' are the works can be the examples of this statement and they follows the track of historical genelogy containing the texts of former generations such as 'Madam Lovebird's Bonpulyi’, 'Priness Bari’, ‘The tale of Shim Chung’ and so on, which have established the archetype of Korean culture. The archetype of rebirth is clearly portrayed on the ‘Resurrection’. It shows that Sub Jung Joo’s aspect of life and death, which inclines toward the eternity in terms of the rebirth, has been examined from his early years.
At the bottom line of the aesthetics of Sub Jung Joo's eternity which is examined by the imagination of ‘Flower’, there is the arechetype of our national culture and aspect of world in Buddhism. Suh Jung Joo actively adopts the aesthetic ideologies like 'Animism’, ‘Hylozoism', 'Universal Organism’ and ‘the transmigration of soul’to his works. We can observe the philosophical and religious background in his aspects of life and death through the world professed by his numerous works 'Old song 2’, 'Beside Chrysanthemum’, 'Karma Story Song’ etc.
And in his works such 'Bunch of Flower from a Stranger’, 'Pomegranate Flower’, ‘Monologue in a flower garden’ and so on, the metaphysics of eternity is aesthetically accomplished in a much more refined way. 'A Flower’ itself becomes the aestheticlly reproduced object of eternity and the eternal existing manners of love and production, or objectively correlated concept about the metaphysical ideal which disregards the peril of life.
The way that Suh Jung Joo deals with the theme of flower is practically so much different from the way the other poets do in 20th century. He was constantly concerned about the questions that examine the aesthetic ideal and overcome the matter of death. In this process, the subject that is mainly and frequently used is the ‘Flower’. Consequently, the ‘Flower’ in Sub Jung Joo’s texts is the most significant image that establishes the nature of eternity and aesthetic point of view.