Research treasure: Eleanor Arnason’s Poetry

Song from the Kalevala

By Eleanor Arnason

29 March 2004

My daughter is gone.
She has turned into a salmon.
Fat and silver,
she glides through the ocean.

All I wanted
was a good marriage for her.
All I wanted
was a wizard for an in-law.

Obstinate as a pig,
she jumped in the water.
With a flick of her fins,
she swam from our family.

Children so rarely
turn out the way you want.

Source: http://www.strangehorizons.com/2004/20040329/kalevala.shtml

Laura and I came across this in our research of Eleanor Arnason. It was too good not to share.

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