Shawn L. Bird

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poem-ocean tears-valtameren kyyneleet July 16, 2017

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 2:48 am

Sydämeni lentää meren yli.

Käteni ulottuvat valtameren yli.

Täyttävät välimatkaa, omat kyyneleet.

Voi, mitä olemme menettäneet.

Nyt purjehtii taakse auringon.

The Youtube version.

Yesterday, a warm and generous man sailed off this earth: my 4th host father from my time as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student in Finland.  He’d waged a long battle with cancer, and now he may rest.  

Here’s the translation:

My heart flies across the sea.

My arms reach across an ocean.

My tears fill the space between us.

Oh, what we have lost,

now sailing beyond the sun.

 

 

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13 Responses to “poem-ocean tears-valtameren kyyneleet”

  1. Cyranny Says:

    Very touching poem…. my condolences, Shawn xx

  2. rivrvlogr Says:

    This is beautiful.
    I’m sorry for your loss.

  3. Charley Says:

    Beautiful …in both languages, I’m quite certain.

  4. My condolences to you, Shawn. Beautiful post!

  5. Päivi Says:

    Beatiful❤ It really says what you wan’t To say To us❤
    Love you sis❤


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