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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
 

A Cotonou night in a small dilapidated hotel.
The room’s a windowless cube,
the dado vivid green, the upper wall white,
a child’s building-block where sleep is quiet and deep inside.
The ceiling’s propeller spins fast enough
to lift an aeroplane into the clouds;
below, the unprotected bed has no net.
A mosquito’s slender shadow flits on the wall,
a companion, and fear sinks into fellow-feeling:
that her role is indeed to be born 
into such a skinny little body
with no one asking her permission,
and mine to flee,
protect myself from her desire
that, asking no one, nor explaining, 
drives her towards my body’s murmuring riverbed,
not telling why blood is a target of desire,
fever and germination.


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 Siksi seurustelen varkaiden kanssa, 2002 
Translated from the Finnish by H. Lomas