In Conversation

People often say I don’t talk about myself much. I agree, I’m rather a private person yet if one reads my poems will sure find a bit of me in them.

Anyway, I recently sat down for a chat with Sherry Blue Sky at Poets United. If you’d like to pop by and join the conversation, welcome!

Reminiscing about the African sun.

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On Independence

This year marks the centenary of Finland’s independence. So, in keeping with the celebratory mood, I’ve compiled a list of top 10 things I love about my second home.

And so here they are, in no particular order:

  • Silence is fun
  • Education is a right, not a privilege
  • Sauna
  • Safe and peaceful
  • Finnish cuisine; a gift from nature
  • Friendships are genuine
  • Finns live outdoors, there’s no such thing as bad weather here
  • Gender equality
  • Winter is a fairy tale
  • Nature; a poem


    This list doesn’t even begin to express how I love my life here. But, but…I’ve been putting together more thoughts, observations and gratitude in a language I know how – poetry.

    A chapbook containing 10 pieces will hopefully be available (in limited edition) early next year. I wanted it to coincide with the celebrations but I unfortunately missed the deadline.

    I hear you ask, “How can you miss a deadline? What kind of a writer are you?” Well, because I receive a “bribe” every month so that I can forget my dream of becoming a full-time writer. 🙂

    Last but not least, Happy Independence Day to my Finnish family and friends!

  • Haunted

    The Moon
    The Moon

    Inspired by Sanaa at Prompt Nights, “A Million Years Howl When Voices Whisper Among The Trees”