Shawn L. Bird

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poem- longing December 6, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 4:53 pm
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I light blue and white candles

bake cardamom spiced breads

and remember a home

far away.




Today is the 97th anniversary of Finnish independence.  

hyvää itsenäisyyspäivää kaikille suomalaisille

Runo Suomeksi:




ja olen ikava sinulle,

Suomen maa.


(I was an exchange student in Finland when I was 18.  I have been back a couple of times, but I’m still waiting for my Finns to come visit me in Canada!)


16 Responses to “poem- longing”

  1. seanbidd Says:

    Hyvää itsenäisyyspäivää kansalle ja maan!

  2. uns0b Says:

    From which country Finland got their independence?

  3. How fortuitous that I may very well be in Finland, in the autumn of 2017.

    • You’re booking 3 years in advance?
      I had a plan to use some Finnish observations in my Masters program, with a visit to some schools there thus required. However, I’d better be finished the degree by 2016 or I’ll be most irritated!

  4. my girlfriend is Finnish and my son is half Finnish! wooooo

  5. madsadyak Says:

    such a wonderful reflection of self

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