Hannu Salakka, “Night Is Just a Shadow”

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Yö on vain varjo,
unet ovat toisesta maailmasta
joka meillä vain yksin on.
Näyt syntyvät
painuakseen jälleen unohduksiin niinkuin ne,
jotka elivät täällä ennen.

Night is just a shadow.
Dreams are from the other world,
which, alone, is ours alone.
Visions are born
to descend again into oblivion like the ones
who lived here before.

—Hannu Salakka, Kesä kesältä syvemmin (Otava, 1977), p. 9. Translation and photo by Living in FIN

 

 

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