Eeva Kilpi, “Dogless”

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

on kuonoa ja
kahta luppakorvaa yksinäisempi.

on toista hengitystä vajaa.

En pelkää. Ikävöin.

is lonelier than
a snout and two floppy ears.

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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