Karelian love poem
Sinul silmat ola zercalos
Tama on kaikis paras stihotvorenii.
Kieerehta! Tama voibi lahtie,
Tama on minul algimainen “Mina sinul racastan”
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Karelian woman and language
A poem about love, a Karelian (Karely) poetic version of "la glace", in the fennic language of Karelia, between Russia and Finland for 100,000 speakers (90% in Russia). The Finnish, largely inspired the Karelian (Balto-Finnish language) through its popular poetry (Kalevala). I imagine her, elegantly dressed in red and white fabrics, traveling on a sled pulled by a reindeer. She traverses immense virgin expanses.
The Karelians are a Finnish ethnic group and their language is sometimes considered a Finnish dialect. The oral literature, music and folk dances allow them to keep a small part of their culture. Karelia extends over a wide isthmus between the Gulf of Finland and the White Sea, it's a country of lakes, forests, and granite.