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Yrtit tummat (1911)

Yrtit tummat

Yrtit tummat etelän yössä,
miksi te katsotte silmääni niin?
Riutuen kaipaa raskas rinta
hankien valkeaan kaupunkiin.
Yrtit tummat etelän yössä,
vieras on teille mun murheeni syy.
Kaukana, kaukana pohjolan mailla
kanervakankahat kyyneltyy.

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Leevi Antti Madetoja was a Finnish composer, music critic, conductor, and teacher of the late-Romantic and early-modern periods. He was a student and contemporary of Sibelius.

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