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JUHANI AHVENJÄRVI

CLAES ANDERSSON

EVA-STINA BYGGMÄSTAR

TOMAS MIKAEL BÄCK

AGNETA ENCKELL

MARTIN ENCKELL

TUA FORSSTRÖM

PENTTI HOLAPPA

JOUNI INKALA

RIINA KATAJAVUORI

JYRKI KIISKINEN

TOMI KONTIO

JUKKA KOSKELAINEN

LEEVI LEHTO

HEIDI LIEHU

RAKEL LIEHU

LAURI OTONKOSKI

MARKKU PAASONEN

ANNUKKA PEURA

MIRKKA REKOLA

HENRIKA RINGBOM

PENTTI SAARITSA

HELENA SINERVO

EIRA STENBERG

ANNI SUMARI

ILPO TIIHONEN

SIRKKA TURKKA

MERJA VIROLAINEN

KJELL WESTÖ (ANDERS HED)

EIRA STENBERG
 

Money doesn't stink, it's a lack of money:
stinks of pea soup, herring, sausage,
depression as the days draw in.
The letter-slot spits bills on the floor.
Morning dawns with weariness
and the loom of work.
   The only adventures come in dreams:
   the heroic trails peter out
   as dawn points.
The newspaper's obese
and half of it's horror
half flash.
It's a bloodstained packet of pictures
of Santa Claus.
Hold it carefully
or a stack of guns might clatter onto the floor.


Little Criminals

He was so thin-skinned

In Santa Sophia at Ohrid

Money doesn't stink

Tree Mother

A Child Screams

To talk of love

Divina Commedia

In the Male There's a Cave

The Princess Plays

A Man Carries His Cross

The Animals

A Cotonou night

The equator


 
From Parrakas Madonna, 1983 
Translated by H. Lomas