Hannu Salakka, “It’s Snowing”

fullsizeoutput_d7b“Bigger than February.” Billboard for the Finnish grocery store chain Prisma, Obvodny Canal Embankment, St. Petersburg, 4 February 2018. Photo by Living in FIN

Sataa lunta
mutta puista tippuvat raskaat pisarat,
samaa silmänlumetta
tämä maailman päivä,
koko ajan olemassa
jossakin.

It’s snowing,
but heavy drops are dribbling from the trees.
It’s the same window dressing
all the time
somewhere
on this the world’s day.

Source: Hannu Salakka, Kuin unessa viipyen (Otava, 1990), p. 527. Translated by Living in FIN