Darkness Suggests

by Niillas Holmberg


Darkness Suggests

The first Sámi book says

sometimes a view
seems so lovely to a Sámi

he can do nothing

but laugh

 

I climb Ánnágurvárri

always at dark
the darkness suggests
I never had a destination

only a cause to leave

 

the hint of soil
in the taste of spring water

makes me fit for the world again

sometimes I look for reasons

to walk in the wild
in daylight
sometimes I look for reasons

to go somewhere

 

the last Sámi book says

sometimes the Sámi
seems so lovely to the view

she can do nothing

but laugh 

Seavdnjat geažida

Vuosttas sámegirjjis lohká

goasnu sápmelaš
čáppáša duovdagiid
nu aht’ ii eará dieđe

go čaimmihit

 

gorgŋen Ánnágurvárrái

álo sevnnjodettiin
ja seavdnjat geažida

aht’ in vuolgán gosanu

baicce gosnu

 

gáiddus eananjattus gáldočázis
ja de oažžuge jorggihit

muhtimin ohcalan siva

vázzit meahcis beaivečuovggas

muhtimin mun ohcalan

gosanu

 

maŋimus sámegirjjis lohká

goasnu duovdagat čáppášit sápmelačča
nu aht’ eai eará dieđe

go čaimmihit