Saturday, May 12, 2012


"Ukkoni tulinen turkki,
Ämmöni palava paita 
Tuonelasta tuotakoon, 
Päälleni puettakoon"

Fiery fur of my fathers,
 Red wrap of my mothers
Fetched from netherworld,
 Arrayed around me

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

"The fox urinated in the sea: the entire sea is my urine."
- Sumerian proverb

"Siinä on lissää, sano itikka kun mereen pissi."
(There's more, said the mosquito, as it peed into the sea.)
- Finnish
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"Ei meijjän kanat rupia siun tähen persettään repimään,
sano Paakkalan mies Viipurin torilla, kun rouva moitti munia pieniiks."
(My hens are not going to tear their ass because of you,
said Paakkala at the Vyborg market when a lady complained
that his eggs were too small.)