TOMAS MIKAEL BÄCK
KJELL WESTÖ (ANDERS HED)
SIRKKA TURKKA (b. 1939) has written 14 books, both poetry and prose. She was awarded Finlandia Prize in 1987, Yleisradio’s (the equivalent of the BBC) Tanssiva Karhu (Dancing Bear) prize in 1994 and Eino Leino Prize in 2000. She has also worked as animal attendant and head stableman.
|THE HOLINESS OF HUMILITY
The theory of relativity is a theory of no change
hence: the reindeer's hoofprint cannot be this small,
nor the hare's that large
but both have passed through here.
Jesus heals no longer, he cannot, so be it.
Here the wretch that howled, the one
who composed music for pipe organs and cried out,
there an axe careened, notes dispersed.
My evenings are like my nights:
the woods carry a strange song
from the Great Boar's house,
eggs crack from the heat in an aluminium pan,
night moths die
Blessed are the spiritually poor
I don't want to see Ignatio's blood
The horse is yawning, his eyes...
I'm standing on the roof, it's...
Wish for anything you want, anyt...
In winter a wolf ran cross
I found a rabbit´s paw in the yard
Alone, perplexed, an autumn flow...
The dog sleeps behind checkered...
They are all there
We drive the great night and thu...
And in the sky a dark cloud like...
I've grown thinner
The theory of relativity is a...
Autumn, the old horseman pissing
And the world stood on one leg...