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Migration

at the very first stirring
my airtight, upright

sarcophagus breaks
into pieces,

each fragment
starting to turn green

even as it falls
and the seeds

sink into clay
coming up as small trees

and clumps of grass
ready to take root

in the cracks between
the town square’s paving


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About the translation:
Poet:
Martti Hynynen
Translator:
Mike Horwood
Original language:
Finnish
Issue:
Series 3 No.10 - The Big Green Issue

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Original poet

Martti Hynynen

Martti Hynynen was born in Rovaniemi, Finland, close to the Arctic Circle in 1952 and grew up on the banks of Finland's greate...

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Translator

Mike Horwood

Mike Horwood was born in London in 1955 and now lives in Finland. He has recently completed an online MA in Creative Writing at... » Read more

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