Friend in Need

I have heard the urban, or should I say rural, legend about a Finnish farmer. He either his wife didn’t know how to make babies. When a doctor found this out he explained the process to the young couple.

Next summer Dr. Virta went again to the farm but no children were born. He asked displeased: “Haven’t I explained the procedure” but soon he realized that he must show how it happens. He gave the flashlight to a man, because the bedroom was a bit dark, and asked a man to light up the right place while he is doing the act so that the farmer can do it on his own.

After the lapse of five years the doctor, who worked in the village only as a summer substitute in addition to his work in the city, thought that he must see whether the young couple has offspring. When our doctor arrived to the destination he saw young children running outside the house. A young man seemed to be very proud of his achievements. The doctor smiled and said to him that the first step is always the hardest.

Yes, admitted the farmer, but ever since I have known how to light up the right place there haven’t been any problems, and our neighbor has been a friend in need.

The Finnish Rural Legend
in English dramatized,
translated and revised by
©Yelling Rosa
25/9 -14

Virta, a Finnish surname, can be translated as Stream. If you say in Finland that “jollakulla on virtaa”. It means that he/she has a lot of energy (drive).

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About Yelling Rosa

I desing home pages. In my spare time I read, write, play the guitar and hike. I have published three verse books in Finnish and recorded my songs. You can listen to them on YouTube. I have translated some of my poems on Yelling Rosa's Weblog. I also like to watch movies. Olen kiinnostunut lukemisesta, kirjoittamisesta, kitaransoitosta ja luonnossa vaeltamisesta. Olen julkaissut kolme runokirjaa ja laulujani on äänitteillä. Voit lukea runojani Yelling Rosan kotisivuilta ja kuunnella laulujani YouTubessa. Olen elokuvafriikki.
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16 Responses to Friend in Need

  1. sherazade says:

    …a little help from my friends as in the Beatles ‘song

    Really nice ♥


  2. Tania Tome M de Castro says:

    I liked the legend!


  3. LOL!!! That is just so wrong!!!!


  4. Madonna B. says:

    thanks for liking my poem heheh…feel movtivated 🙂


  5. osarobohenry says:

    Thank you for making out time to stop by at my blog and for the like. May the Lord richly bless you more abundantly in the name of Jesus Christ.


  6. Dalo 2013 says:

    Brilliant ~ ha, ha, just brilliant!


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