Trees hold their place in the line

During the spring the weather changes rapidly. There are some sunny days but also storms and freezing sleet. But trees do not panic, tells the Finnish poet Paavo Haavikko in his poem:

No, the tree does not complain. 

“The tree holds its place in the line” even during difficult times, he continues.


Winter poems by Paavo Haavikko. Translation Anselm Hollo in the book On the border. New Writing from Finland 1995.