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A Poem by Paavo Haavikko

When there is nothing else, carry a few white

   stones to bed,

the sea has washed them white,

                         they breathe, they still hold its odor,

a few white stones my advice,

when the bed becomes too wide for you alone.

 

You want your own life. Good. To be your

    own self.

Careful. The worms are waiting for just that. As long

     as you are yet

            young live. 

Error. A thousand blind eyes nibble your picture to pieces.

 

In you is the fear of a child, darkness-

     breathing fear 

             when the games have been interrupted.

 

 

(My version of a poem by Paavo Haavikko)