Hannu Salakka, “I Go Swimming”

Menen uimaan,
mutta ensin seison hiljaa vedessä
että kalat tulevat näykkimään jalkojeni ihokarvoja.
Saunan savu leviää rannan ylle.
En ole minkään ikäinen.

—Hannu Salakka, Ennen kaipasin tähän (Helsinki: Otava, 1983)

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I go swimming,
but first I stand quietly in the water
so the fish come and nibble the hair on my legs.
Sauna smoke spreads over the shore.
I am no age at all.

Hannu SalakkaI Missed This Before (Helsinki: Otava, 1983)

Translated by Living in FIN

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