It does not behoove me to make myself smaller than I am. Embroidered Edith Södergran quote.

A quotation from the Finland-Swedish poet Edith Södergran. It says "It does not behoove me to make myself smaller than I am".

"Of all our sunny world  I wish only for a garden sofa  where a cat is sunning itself.    There I should sit  with a letter at my breast,  a single small letter.  That is what my dream looks like."    - Edith Södergran, A Wish, translated by David McDuff

30 Renowned Authors Inspired By Cats

30 Renowned Authors Inspired By Cats : Edith Södergran" Swedish-speaking Finnish poet.

Eino Leino (by Akseli Gallen-Kallela)

lilithsplace: “ Eino Leino (Finnish poet and journalist), 1917 - Akseli Gallen-Kallela ”

The Finnish national epic ‘Kalevala’ was compiled and edited by Elias Lönnrot in the 1830s and 1840s on basis of the epic folk poems he had collected in Finland and Karelia. This mythic, but also political and religious collection of heroic poetry has inspired artists and writers all over the world – J.R.R. Tolkien, Eino Leino and Akseli Gallen-Kallela to name a few. #EUtah @BYU International Study Programs #byuinternational

The Defense of the Sampo (Sammon puolustus) is a 1896 Romantic nationalist painting by Finnish painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela. The painting illustrates a passage from the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic compiled by Elias Lönnrot in the century.

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