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Issue 04

Poems by jussi Jaakola

Jussi Jaakola is a film director, writer and poet, best known for the anthology film
60 Seconds of Solitude in Year Zero, and is the author of Saturday Night: Poems 1999–2011
and Unconditional Love: Poems 2012–2017.

Photographs: Pasi Jaakola, an excerpt from The Four Seasons.

Find more from Jussi: https://jussijaakola.co.uk/contemporary/.

Goldberg Variations

The light
in the heart

The power of rest
and retreat

Moments
of transcendence

Telling
the indisputable

Truth in a time
of deceit

Veracious visions
of justice

Glimpses of hope
and peace

Acquainted
with grief

Rhapsody in Blue

Views
of reality

Steeped
in deep thought

Reverberating
waves of grief

Visiting
the seaside

You will
reap

The seeds
you sow

The quality
of mercy

Listening                                                                                                                               with compassion