Poem of the Week, week 50: Paulus Utsi: "The Shadow"

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In the moonshine I leave
gentle plains behind me
The shadow, the shadow
is my friend
The shadow from the skis
The shadow from the pole
My shadow
follows me
as long as the moon is shining

Paulus Utsi (1918-1975)

Translated by Roland Thorstensson from Paulus Utsi, Giela, giela, Uppsala 1975, in In the Shadow of the Midnight Sun, Contemporary Sami Prose and Poetry, edited by Harald Gaski, Davvi Girji o.s., Káráshoka 1996, p. 111.

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