Freedom Anyway

Friheten i alla fall

I ekonomiskogen
finns inte utrymmet för
alm eller vide.
Friheten där finns i alla fall
att sätta ringen i näsan
och slita hål i sina jeans
om man råkar vara
en oförfalskad
fura eller gran.
©Yelling Rosa
9/5 –14

Freedom Anyway 2017 © Yelling Rosa
Freedom Anyway 2017 © Yelling Rosa

Read by Digital Human Voice

swedish english
friheten freedom
i alla fall anyway, at least
i in
ekonomiskogen => ekonomiskog commercial forest
finns => finnas to exist, be
inte not
utrymmet => utrymme space, room
för for
alm elm
eller or
vide willow
där there; where
att to
sätta to put, place
ringen => ring ring, circle
näsan => näsa nose
och and
slita to wear out; tear, pull
hål holes
sina => sin his/her/its (0wn)
jeans jeans
om if
man human being
råkar => råka to happen to
vara be
en a/an
oförfalskad genuine, pure; unadulterated
fura pine
gran spruce

About Yelling Rosa

I am retired. 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 Freedom Anyway

  1. Pingback: Freedom Anyway — Yellingrosa’s Weblog | O LADO ESCURO DA LUA

  2. No need to. It’s lovely.
    BTW, I love your cinematography.


  3. Listening was a pleasure with such a bold voice. Freedom just jumped out to me. The drawing seems Native American. Well done!


  4. newwhitebear says:

    a happy afternoon, Rose


  5. Nice drawings. They remind me of two other artist/writers; a Canadian Joni Mitchell and a USAer Kurt Vonnegut. Both are very famous around here for their words; hers in songs, his in novels. I agree, but I like them even more because they draw too. Thanks for the likes.

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    • Yelling Rosa says:

      Thank you for your nice words. Liking your stuff is my pleasure. I know both those artists but haven’t seen their drawings. I have listened to Joni but read nothing from Kurt.
      All the best to you.


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