Talked with Pekka

Now this editing is finished
I am tired, my duty ended
Learned the magic of old Finland
Heard the chanting, talked with Pekka
Though the sentences all were backwards
Flipped around and somewhat awkward
I worked together with the doctor
To unkink them, lead them straightways
So that singers in our times
Magic makers in my land
Might grow wiser having listened
To the runo wizards' wisdom
Theosophical expressions
Insights of the Far North's teacher

*JMJ/1996. From my Introduction to the English translation of Pekka Ervast's The Key to the Kalevala (Blue Dolphin Publishing, 1999).