Along the Duckboard

Along the Duckboard[1]

Along the duckboard
Over the graves of ancestors
To skin[2] men and reindeers
crazy people are writing poems
I am told
How much they are paid
In the museums shamans’ drums
And in the Holy Land they sell
Linear meters of timber
In the name of Jesus Cross
© Yelling Rosa

[1] From my first Poem Collection, Valkoinen vitsa, 1989
[2] In Finnish the verb ‘nylkeä’ can be used also figuratively in sense of ”exploit”.

The Dream of poet: money for living by writing


The possibility of poet


The reality of poet


The Poem in Finnish:

Pitkospuita pitkin

Pitkospuita pitkin
esi-isien luiden yli
nylkemään lähimmäisiä ja poroja
hullut täällä runoja kirjoittavat
minua opastetaan
paljonko niistä saa
museoissa noitarummut
ja Pyhällä Maalla myydään
joka vuosi satoja metrejä puuta
Jeesuksen ristin nimissä
© Yelling Rosa


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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25 Responses to Along the Duckboard

  1. Aayusi says:

    A heart wrenchingly true fact that a dream of poet is to make money by writing…though it’s not the reality 😦

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  2. sherazade says:

    La Poesia e l Arte tutta Nn hanno valore se nn quando ad essa corrisponde moneta sonante ma questo è un non sense perché senza arte nn di può vivere per questo ci incantano le stelle.

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  3. Keep writing poetry! Love the photos!

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  4. tmezpoetry says:

    Love it!

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  5. Such a shame that artists are so underrated. You do great work!!

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  6. Love the words, images-a fantastic post!

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    • Yelling Rosa says:

      Thank you very much.
      I really appreciate your words because you can visualize your (own) subject(s) not only technically but also emotionally.
      Have a nice weekend 🙂


  7. krystel says:

    touching words

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