Liian Paha Sappi

Aaro HELLAAKOSKI (1893 - 1952)

The poem Liian Paha Sappi by Aaro Hellaakoski, which tells the tale of a child struggling to keep his temper:

A TEMPER TOO BAD

How it burns my sisu
when I have to be quiet
If my will would be fulfilled
the undertaker would get grain.

A little boy has gotten
a temper too bad
This sisu cannot be put out
by even the most snowy Lapland.

This project is unusual in that most of the readers are non-Finnish speakers, and learned the poem phonically.
(Summary by Juho Fröjd and Catharine Eastman)

Genre(s): Poetry

Language: Finnish

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Version 1 Alex Patterson
00:00:54
Play 02 Version 2 Anita Roy Dobbs
00:00:41
Play 03 Version 3 Ezwa
00:00:46
Play 04 Version 4 Juho Fröjd
00:00:37
Play 05 Version 5 Kristin Hughes
00:00:45
Play 06 Version 6 Maria Morabe
00:00:40