Jack of Many Trades

Tuli (Fire)

Originally posted: 2011-02-16

Ilmarinen struck fire, Väinämöinen flashed above eight heavens, in the ninth sky: a spark dropped down through the earth through Manala, and through the smoke-hole caked with soot the children's cradle it broke maidens' breasts and burned the mother's bosom. [...]

Finnish Folk Poetry: An Anthology in Finnish and English Edited and translated by Matti Kuusi, Keith Bosley, Michael Branch