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MARTIN ENCKELL

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LAURI OTONKOSKI

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MIRKKA REKOLA

HENRIKA RINGBOM

PENTTI SAARITSA

HELENA SINERVO

EIRA STENBERG

ANNI SUMARI

ILPO TIIHONEN

SIRKKA TURKKA

MERJA VIROLAINEN

KJELL WESTÖ (ANDERS HED)

MIRKKA REKOLA Mirkka Rekola (b. 1931) has published poems, aphorisms, essays. Her poetry has been considered ‘difficult’, thus she has gained wide audience as late as in the 1990’s.
THE PARADOX OF ME AND YOU
 

The lift jams at some floor,
with the bell’s battery run down.
The wall-clock’s at a permanent half-past two,
and a sound cassette’s turning soundlessly.
My mother, over ninety,
feels she’s faltering in a weird space.
‘So this is how people
just sway away into other worlds, is it?’ she says.
And I try to sustain her.
But apparently we’re still here.


On the stairs one of us was always

I stopped by a row of shop windows

Many times I saw her standing...

The lift jams at some floor

The shift from dream to dream

Everything had turned upside down

I look at the years across this

What’s this plump crow

A green twilight in the eyes

A long time ago I came out of...

When the world is full of agents...

The sea raises you to your feet

Please look after human beings


 
From Taivas päivystää (The Sky´s 
On Day Duty), 1996.