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Archive > Vol. 4 no. 2


Eeva-Liisa Manner

The Forest

Translated from the Finnish by Ritva Poom


The forest comes into the rooms, birds return to the trees.
Someone is near: a horse precious to me, coat shimmering.
I touch it and it is gone
taking with it the forest, the birds, the room
and the rider, with features of water.