Shawn L. Bird

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poem-begin April 5, 2018

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 1:46 pm
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The NaPoWriMo prompt today asks us to consider a photograph through the perspective of a poem in another language.  The poem I am using is in Finnish: Alku, by Piia Pälä.

Seasons unfold

Silently.

Above,

Truthful music, ancient turning.

Below petals open.

Three full moons glowing in spring sky,

Chasing the sun,

On hopeful wind.

Enter into light, solitary,

Still.

New week

Re-enter reality.

Photo: open door

Original poem:

ALKU:

Kaiken kantanut kausi kumartaa,
hiljaa kääntyvä aika katsoo myötä.

Taivaalla taittuvat tiehyet,
muinaisten tinojen toteutuneet taiat.
Uudemman ajan tiiviimmät terälehdet.

Kolmesta täysikuusta kasvaa kaivattu kevät,
auringon laiduntama rypsipelto ja
toiveikas titaanien tuuli.

Sinne mennäksesi kulje yksin valoa kohti.

Ollen ajan oma, ja silti.
Sinun todellinen hetkesi on tässä.

~Piia Pälä.

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3 Responses to “poem-begin”

  1. Amy Jo Fleming Says:

    I just wish that our spring would unfold. See a flower blossom would be so great. I love the idea of three moons. Maybe that’s what we’ll need to see before spring actually arrives. Lovely poem, Shawn

  2. Yes, each week is a new unit, as is each day, month or year. How kind the Universe is, to humour us with our little new beginnings!

  3. spicejac Says:

    Reblogged this on Living Small in a Big World and commented:
    An absolutely beautiful poem…..I needed to share with you


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