Kun mummot kuolevat (1987)

Kun mummot kuolevat (1987)

 

Kun mummot kuolevat

heistä tulee kukkaniittyjä ja heinää

ja joistakin mummoista tulee puita

ja he humisevat lastenlastensa yllä,

suojaavat heitä sateelta ja tuulelta

ja levittävät talvella oksansa

lumimajaksi heidän ylleen.

Mutta sitä ennen he ovat intohimoisia.

 

 

 

As grandmothers die (1987)

As grandmothers die,

they become flowering meadows,

and some grandmothers become trees,

singing and whispering to their

grandchildren,

protecting them from rain and wind,

they spread their boughs to create huts

of snow to shelter them.

But before that they are passionate.

 

 

 

Lorsque les mamies meurent (1987)

                    Traduction : Kristina Haataja

Lorsque les mamies meurent

elles se transforment en prairies fleuries, en foin

certaines mamies deviennent des arbres,

bruissements au-dessus de leurs petits-enfants,

pour les protéger contre pluies et vents,

qui en hiver ouvrent leurs branches

en cabane de neige les abritant

Mais auparavant elles auront connu la passion.

 

 

 

Als oma’s sterven (1987)

                    Vertaling: Adriaan van der Hoeven

Als oma’s sterven

worden ze bloemen in de wei en gras

en sommige worden bomen

die boven hun kleinkinderen ruisen

en hen beschutten in weer en wind

en ‘s winters hun takken

over hen uitspreiden

als een dak van sneeuw.

Maar vóór die tijd zijn ze hartstochtelijk.

 

 

 

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