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Edith Södergran

  • The moon spins her net around everything that is sick, / the full moon comes and gathers it one beautiful night.

    • Edith Södergran,
    • "Thoughts on Nature" (1916), in Samuel Charters, trans., We Women ()
  • You sought a bloom / and found a fruit, / You sought a spring / and found a sea, / You sought a woman / and found a soul — / you are disappointed.

    • Edith Södergran,
    • "The Day Cools" (1916), in Samuel Charters, trans., We Women ()
  • I lie all day and wait for night, / I lie all night and wait for day.

    • Edith Södergran,
    • "Days of Sickness" (1916), in Samuel Charters, trans., We Women ()
  • Pain gives us everything we need — / ... / She gives us our strange souls and our peculiar thoughts, / she gives us all of life's highest winnings: / love, solitude, and the face of death.

    • Edith Södergran,
    • "Pain" (1916), in Samuel Charters, trans., We Women ()
  • Beautiful sisters, come high up to the strongest rocks, / we are all fighting women, heroines, horsewomen ...

    • Edith Södergran,
    • "Violet Twilights" (1916), in Stina Katchadourian, trans., Love and Solitude ()
  • All my air castles have melted like snow, / all my dreams have run off like water, / all that remains of what I've ever loved / is a blue sky and some pale stars.

    • Edith Södergran,
    • "Nordic Spring" (1916), in Stina Katchadourian, trans., Love and Solitude ()
  • My hand is not at home in yours. / Your hand is lust — / my hand is longing.

    • Edith Södergran,
    • "Discovery" (1916), in Stina Katchadourian, trans., Love and Solitude ()

Edith Södergran, Swedish-speaking Finnish poet

(1892 - 1923)

Full name: Edith Irene Södergran.