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Life as a stained glass window in the cosmos:
a well of misfortune, shattered hours,
pieces of night and liquid decades.

A bird crosses the universe
and in the corner of eternity it warbles
a song that encloses everything.

I escape to the route of tempest:
the galaxy, oniric labyrinths,
a spiral path to madness.
According to Finnish mythology, previous to Christianization, Lintukoto was a place at the edge of the world, which was also the entire universe that was born from a waterfowl’s egg, where the birds migrated to during winter. If Greeks saw the Milky Way as the spilled breast milk of Hera, for the ancient Finns it was the Linnunrata or the route of the birds, by which they travelled every year to the border of the Earth. In strictly metaphorical terms, lintukoto refers to a heavenly place.

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Aquí una traducción al español:


La vida como un vitral en el cosmos:
un pozo de infortunio, horas quebradas,
fragmentos de noche y décadas líquidas.

Un pájaro atraviesa el universo
y en la esquina de la eternidad trina
una canción que lo encierra todo.

Huyo a la ruta de la tempestad:
la galaxia, laberintos oníricos,
un trayecto espiral a la locura.
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Given 2012-11-27
Lintukoto by ~Cronosmu ( Suggested by Routsofboredom and Featured by thorns )
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Ateendra Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
<3
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Vether Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I clicked this the moment I recognised Lintukoto. Made me fool cool. >:V
I like your use of words throughout the poem; very sophisticated.
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GUDRUN355 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Marvelous poetry. Really does justice to the ancient story.
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Rhyiant Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Writer
This is lovely.
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VincentValentine13 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
This is--a poem. That's really about all I can say. It's not bad, it has some very nice wording but it feels like you're trying too hard to be deep. Trying a bit too hard to be meaningful or something. I can't really put into words what it's trying to be without sounding perhaps harsh or mean-spirited but I guess the best way is that it was laid on a bit thick. Melodramatic, is probably a good word to use. For some poetry fans, that's okay, I guess it's just not my thing.
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ssensory Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Writer
I agree with you, but I do kinda like the poem. (I have a thing for mythology poems)

Nice icon/avatar btw, :nod:
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Daionii Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is incredibly beautiful, I especially love 'pieces of night and liquid decades'. I hadn't heard of Lintukoto before! I love mythology so I will definitely read more into it :) Congratulations on the DD!
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catelee2u Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great!
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Gemdrop Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome. I had forgotten the beauty of that story, I heard it last in the elementary school.
And a good poem as well :nod: I like the rhythm.
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Daghrgenzeen Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD. :la:
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5lucky5 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this!
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tiganusi Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional
I'm not 100% sold on the first or third stanza--and not entirely sure why, sorry--but that middle one is pretty fucking great. Also like the concept of liquid decades. Nice groove you have going on here.
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :heart:
Have a nice day! : )
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Aavikkokulkija Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations for the DD, you really deserve it.

Yay for Finnish mythology!
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Kharemi Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Gongrats on the DD ! :clap: Very beautiful poem.(:
And of Finnish mythology, can I ask how do you know about that ?
Since Finnish mythology isn't so popular even if it's as interesting as any other I think :D
Or it might be just because it's my country's mythology x)
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Cronosmu Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad you liked the poem and twice excited since you are from Finland.

Contemporary western culture (i.e literature, philosophy, music and art) arises from Greece and Rome and later it was heavily influenced by judeochristianic traditions. I think that it's just natural that many of our most important authors had written about those myths. Sure it's interesting, but it's also a very common topic among writers and, to tell the truth, Europe has an important self cultural background, especially when you think about Finno-Ugric people who are not Indoeuropeans as the rest. I find very interesting any kind of European pagan mythology. Being myself from a Latin American country, from this hot land called Mexico, I also find Finnish mithology very exotic. I'm also interested in Finno-Ugric languages. I love those declensions and vowel harmony.
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Kharemi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're very Welcome ♥

Interesting ! I haven't met a lot people who'd find the languages interesting,
so I must thank you, I think Finno-Ugric languages are beautiful. :)
I think you should read the Finnish national epic Kalevala, if you haven't already.
It's translated at least in English.
It has many interesting stories from our mythology and the language is gorgeous, so mystical and unique. :aww:

And I must say that I'd love to go to Mexico someday ! :la:
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brassteeth Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Congratulations on your D.D!
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