Hannu Salakka, “The Wind Carries the Sand”

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Tuuli vie hiekkaa
ja pakottaa linnut tarrautumaan puihin.
Olen väsynyt kevään kalvamaan taivaaseen.
En muista hänen kasvojaan,
minulla oli silmää nähdä ainoastaan hänen
kauneutensa.

The wind carries the sand
and forces the birds to cling to the trees.
I am tired of spring’s galling sky.
I do not remember his face.
I had an eye for seeing only his
beauty.

—Hannu Salakka, Ennen kapaisin tähän (Otava, 1983)

Translation and photo by Living in FIN

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