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JUHANI AHVENJÄRVI

JOUNI INKALA

RIINA KATAJAVUORI

JYRKI KIISKINEN

TOMI KONTIO

HEIDI LIEHU

LAURI OTONKOSKI

ANNUKKA PEURA

HELENA SINERVO

ILPO TIIHONEN

MERJA VIROLAINEN

LAURI OTONKOSKI (b. 1959) has worked on many fields of culture: he is poet, musician, essayist and music critic. He has published seven collections of poems, a children’s book and essays. In his poems the observation is the subject. The world flows through senses and consciousness. The singular observation gets seasoned by irony. Otonkoski was awarded Nuori Suomi (Young Finland) Prize for literature in 1995, Yleisradio’s (the equivalent of the BBC) Tanssiva Karhu (Dancing Bear) Prize in 1996, Pekkanen Prize in 1999 and Engel Prize of Church Art in 2001.
THE POIGNANCY OF HUMAN EXISTENCE
 

Le nuvole d'agosto belle come quelle di un dipinto di basso prezzo.

A cosa va il ricordo di un vecchio artigliere in pensione.
A come i figli crescevano, le estati passavano sui volti.
Al gran silenzio vuoto prima e dopo la battaglia.

Colori opachi su di una tela scadente.
Si porta in soffitta, si dimentica.
Quando i colpevoli sono troppi

non ce ne sono pių.


Le nuvole d'agosto belle come...

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Harmaan koiran rondo (Il rondō del cane grigio), 1992. 
Traduzione di Antonio Parente.