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
They are all there,
safe, in order:
the dog sleeping
behind checkered curtains,
the dandelion's first leaf,
the arbor and the serenades,
the vase of lilacs, and the headache,
the sprouting acorn that never got
trees - generally - and in season:
leaves floating in the air.
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...