Shawn L. Bird

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poem- light December 6, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:50 pm
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Candles glisten, blue and white

In the windows

and on graves across the land.

Memories of independence:

A declaration, an idea, a nation.

Quiet thankfulness and pride,

a flickering pinprick of light.

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Itsenäisyyspäivä Suomenmaa.

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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.

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Today is the 97th anniversary of Finnish independence.  

hyvää itsenäisyyspäivää kaikille suomalaisille

Runo Suomeksi:

Itsenäisyyskynttilät

pulla

muistan

ja olen ikava sinulle,

Suomen maa.

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(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!)

 

 
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