Let poems be born from faith in the holy worthlessness of the result, the best poems

by Niillas Holmberg


Let poems be born from faith in the holy worthlessness of the result, the best poems

I wash my face
at first light
although cold is forecast

 

I searched for gold around the meadows

without success
so I went in search of Gieddegeašgálgu

among the boulders

 

there I found gold
and asked
where should I
look for Gieddegeašgálgu

 

although cold is forecast

at first light
I wash my face

 

Gieddegeašgálgu - character in Sámi mythology from whom one could seek advice. 

Divttat riegádit jáhkus bohtosa bassi árvvuhisvuhtii, dat albma divttat

Basan muođuid

iđitčuvggodettiin

vaikke áiggoš buolaštit

 

ohcen gollegiissá gieddegeažis

ja go in gávdnan
ohcagohten Gieddegeašgálgu

juovas

 

gávdnen juovas gollegiissá

ja jerren
ahte gos
gávnnašin Gieddegeašgálgu

 

vaikke áiggoš buolaštit

iđitčuvggodettiin

basan muođuid