Monday, February 21, 2005
Here is one of Lehto's sonnets:
News From Otava
Mother is a poet, Father just for fun
a pseudonym to a well-known writer.
Loosing peace of work is a place to grow
as a woman lingers in this room's twilight.
Defoe makes believe to reader:
the fissure in his mind no other is than Paris!
Luckily, the well-known fixed-points -- the Paris,
neighbourhoods of Kamppi, Punavuori, where
that woman tosses in this twilight--
will all be connected, to form a pattern, where
somone also grows to reach his proper size,
realizing being androgyny.
One misty morning then the prisoner
escapes, and the story unfolds like a nut.
--Translated by Tommi Nuopponen