Reinhard Aill Farkas 2009
swan flies, strangely singing, above the waters of Liesjärvi,
on which shore I am resting. Raindrops like tears. Small wood covered
spruces with their long branches lowering themselves towards earth,
are forming natural tents. Strong pines. Gentle, fragnant junipers.
Some birds song, like a tenderly put question. The bird itself is
not to be seen. The extended surface of Liesjärvi gleams softly
under a clouded sky and the yellow colour of the birches.
at the shore of the lake
in my dreams
I see and feel
both Saana and Malla
and their everlasting longing.
marshland is quiet and colourful. Small pines are cuddling to the
mossy ground. A milky sky makes the feeling even more real, that
this place is outwards of time and space. However, the spare life
seems to be more self conscient than the drifting of the people
in the supermarket I visited today.
blue. Linnavuori near Sääksmäki, Roppola. Milla and
Markus, my Finnish friends, have brought me to an iron age hillfort.
The larger formation is 200 metres long and 150 metres wide. We
are wandering along the sharp edge of the hill, passing the rocks
which have been brought here. Remains of a former entrance. A wave
of yellow leaves of the white birches, above them the lake Vanajavesi
is glimmering. A lonely place, long ago left by its inhabitants.
Helsinki the E 18 takes us in about half an hour to Nupuri and then
to Nuuksio. You find there wooden huts, packed with fire wood, nearby
roofed cooking places. We are camping near a moor lake, and a bed
of branches forms a nice couch. In the night the full moon shins
brightly above the clear waters, which will help us to our tea in
den Alands: Korpo
church, a small shop, a restaurant, three flags are showing three
black birds with red claws on yellow ground. On top of a small hill
a coffee shop with a post office. Pink geraniums on blue window-sills.
White cloud sheeps on the horizon invite me to drive on.
the island of Houtskär you can find a cairn - called Stenröse
in Swedish - whose diameter is about 10 metres. Archeologists suppose
it to date from 1.000 BC. From there you have a good view to the
blue shimmering sea and the surrounding small islands.