Author: Matti Rossi
Poems from Laulu tummana tulevi (‘The song comes darkly’, 1976). Introduction by Pentti Saaritsa
I have longed for you as the burning heath for rain, I have asked for you as fingers of moss for shade, I have yearned for you as the dusty mind for tears, and I have loved you as distant lightning the dark, I have been in you as flowering pine in the wind.
The blue will-o’-the-wisps dance,
strangers stitching happiness.
Silvery the spring mornings,
the trumpets bright in summer,
the autumns cranberry-red,
the white legend of winter. More…