Walls and Overcast

by Niillas Holmberg


Walls and Overcast

The first Sámi book says
thought is slow for a Sámi
when surrounded by walls and overcast

but imagine having a meeting
on a high hill

 

my understanding

has gathered dust

how could I know

how to clean it

 

the last Sámi book says
thought is slow for a high hill
when surrounded by walls and overcast 

Seainnit ja moskkus

Vuosttas sámegirjjis lohká

sápmelačča jurdda ii golgga
go leat seainnit ja moskkus oaivval

muhto vár’ alde jos livččii

čoahkkinbáiki

 

jurddarávdnján

buđđosan gavjjain

mo dat munges

fihttešin čorget

 

maŋimus sámegirjjis lohká
vári jurdda ii golgga
go leat seainnit ja moskkus oaivval