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.




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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