Eeva Kilpi, “Dogless”

Poster advertising “dog march” in support of the Viipuri Dog Shelter, Imatra, September 15, 2016

Koiratta
on kuonoa ja
kahta luppakorvaa yksinäisempi.


on toista hengitystä vajaa.

En pelkää. Ikävöin.

Dogless
is lonelier than
a snout and two floppy ears.

Night
is short one breath.

I do not fear. I miss.

Source: Eeva Kilpi, Terveisin (WSOY, 1976), p. 8. Photos and translation by Thomas H. Campbell. Here is a different translation of the same poem

 

Hannikaisenkatu, Jyväskylä, September 2, 2016

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