Eeva Kilpi, “Nature Leaves No Choice”

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Ei jätä luontokaan valinnanvaraa.

Kun on nähnyt lammen sylissä pilven
ja lumpeitten keskellä kuun
on lopullisesti sielunsa armoilla.

Nature leaves no choice.

After seeing the pond in the cloud’s embrace,
and the moon amidst the water lilies,
you are finally at your soul’s mercy.

Source: Eeva Kilpi, Terveisin (WSOY, 1976), p. 17. Photo and translation by Thomas H. Campbell

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