Easy poetry in Finnish?

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Lillukka
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Easy poetry in Finnish?

Post by Lillukka » Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:29 pm

Hiya, a colleague of mine tried to talk to me about poetry. Now, I manage most conversations in Finnish quite well but here I was totally lost. Eino Leino apparently uses only parts of words, and dialect versions, so that I felt very, very miserable.

Still I suppose there is good and understandable Finnish poetry. Can you recommend something which is not meant for preschoolers? Kiitos!



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Re: Easy poetry in Finnish?

Post by 007 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:00 pm

Lillukka wrote:Hiya, a colleague of mine tried to talk to me about poetry. Now, I manage most conversations in Finnish quite well but here I was totally lost. Eino Leino apparently uses only parts of words, and dialect versions, so that I felt very, very miserable.

Still I suppose there is good and understandable Finnish poetry. Can you recommend something which is not meant for preschoolers? Kiitos!
Are you looking for Finnish poems or a discussion about Finnish poetry. There are many Finnish peoms available online. Google results: this link

Sano heti jos minä häiritsen,
hän sanoi astuessaan ovesta sisään,
niin minä lähden saman tien pois.

Sinä et ainoastaan häiritse,
minä vastasin,
sinä järkytät koko minun olemustani.
Tervetuloa.

- Eeva Kilpi -

Tell me immediately if I'm disturbing you,
He said, coming in the door,
And I will leave right away.

You not only disturb,
I answered,
You shake my whole being.
Welcome.

- Eeva Kilpi -


And, also this
“Go where you are celebrated – not tolerated."
"Aina, kun opit uuden sanan, opettele samalla sen monikko!"


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