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Sinipiika (1912) Op. 23 no.1

Sinipiika

Veit kesäisenä yönä sielun multa,
sä metsän sinipiika loihdullas.
Sen teki kumma laulu laulamas,
sun silmäis sini ja sun kutreis kulta.
Se mikä ennen sytytti sydämeen tulta,
se kävi kalpeaksi rinnallas.
Veit paljon, paljon multa mukanas,
vain kaihon kalvavan sain sijaan sulta.
Ken lumoissa on metsänneitosen,
hän omaa sieluansa etsien
käy muille outona kuin unissansa,
hän katsoo kaihoin illan hämärään,
hän riutuu sanattomaan ikävään
ja etsii omaa sieluansa.

The forest maid

You stole my soul on a summer’s night,
Bewitching forest maiden bold.
With a song so sweet, a tune so haunting,
Your eyes of blue and your locks of gold.
The things that once set my heart on fire
Look pale and pallid beside thee.
You carried so much of me away,
And left only longing inside me.
The youth on whom you cast your spell
Seeks his lost soul in vain.
He wanders,
searching through the dusk,
Never to find it again.

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Composer

Toivo Timoteus Kuula was a Finnish composer and conductor of the late-Romantic and early-modern periods. He is best known for his many compositions for voice and orchestra.

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