Hallo! I'm looking for English translations of two pieces of poems by Eino Leino. Could you please help me? The poems I'm looking for are "Kun kello seisoo"…

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22.08.2009

Hallo!

I'm looking for English translations of two pieces of poems by Eino Leino. Could you please help me? The poems I'm looking for are "Kun kello seisoo" and the following piece:

Aika voitetahan joka kerta,
jolloin aatos miehen mieless syttyy,
aatos miehen mieltä ankarampi,
kasvavainen yli kuolevaisen.

It is from the "Tarina suuresta tammesta".

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Answered
26.08.2009
Last updated
26.08.2009

The poem "Kun kello seisoo" can be found in English in a sheet music "Moment musical : Heikki Sarmannon lauluja Eino Leinon runoihin". The translation of the poem is When the clock stands still by Aina Swan Cutler. The sheet music is available at HelMet-libraries http://www.helmet.fi/search~S9/X .

The verses: "Aika voitetahan joka kerta, jolloin aatos miehen mieless syttyy" are from Eino Leino's poem "Aika" (Time). It has been published e.g. in the collection called Kangastuksia. We looked up anthologies which contain English translations of Finnish poetry and searched from The database Finnish literature in translation (see below). Unfortunately, we didn't find an English version of the poem.

The database Finnish literature in translation:
http://dbgw.finlit.fi/kaannokset/index.php?lang=ENG
http://dbgw.finlit.fi/fili/kaan.php

Skating on the sea : poetry from Finland
Salt of pleasure : twentieth-century Finnish poetry
An Iintroduction to Finnish literature : a book of readings
Voices from Finland : an anthology of Finlands verse and prose in English, Finnish and Swedish
Singing Finland : translations from Finnish verse

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