The Kalevala

The Finnish National Epic

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Author: Anonymous
Published: 1849
Language: Finnish
Wordcount: 81,701 / 374 pg
LoC Category: PH
Downloads: 1,624
mnybks.net#: 252
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Poetry
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oksiansa,
levitteli lehviänsä.
Latva täytti taivahalle,
lehvät ilmoille levisi:
piätti pilvet juoksemasta,
hattarat hasertamasta,
päivän peitti paistamasta,
kuuhuen kumottamasta.
Silloin vanha Väinämöinen
arvelee, ajattelevi:
oisko tammen taittajata,
puun sorean sortajata?
Ikävä inehmon olla,
kamala kalojen uia
ilman päivän paistamatta,
kuuhuen kumottamatta.
Ei ole sitä urosta
eikä miestä urheata,
joka taisi tammen kaata,
satalatvan langettoa.
Siitä vanha Väinämöinen
itse tuon sanoiksi virkki:
"Kave äiti, kantajani,
luonnotar, ylentäjäni!
Laitapa ve'en väkeä
- veessä on väkeä paljo -
tämä tammi taittamahan,
puu paha hävittämähän
eestä päivän paistavaisen,
tieltä kuun kumottavaisen!"
Nousipa merest&a

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