Author: Arvo Turtiainen

I was born here

Issue 1/1997 | Archives online, Fiction, poetry

Poems, introduction by Ilpo Tiihonen


You work eight hours a day,
sleep thirteen.
Three hours are gone in eating
and telling dirty stories by your bed.

When they say, ‘If only you’d
read something, mate –
you’re dribbling your life away,’
back you come with:
‘Living like this 1 make everything mine.’

Bloggs, Bloggs,
should the world be changed for you?

                            From Tie pilven alta ('The way out of the cloud', 1939)  More...