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Springtime For Finland (2020)

written by: Paula Puolakka


My fellow Finns used to laugh at me as well as mock and ridicule me when I used to tell them that we should appreciate every moment as if it was our last and especially cherish the time we can spend with our children at home. Now, as the virus is ravaging Finland, people are forced to do the things I encouraged them to do, but nobody wanted to. The orders to stay at home or to self-isolate and the brief lockdown of my county (Uusimaa) did not harm me and the kids. Homeschooling, for example, increased (if that’s possible) the levels of creativity, joy, and serenity in our home.

May G-d bless us all and keep us safe and secure also in the future.


Helsinki, Finland

Paula Puolakka

Paula Puolakka

Paula Puolakka (1982) is a Beat poet, writer, and MA (History of Science and Ideas) who has won writing contests and challenges held in the USA, Israel, South Africa, and Finland. Also, The Finnish Reserve Officers' Federation, for example, gave her an honorable mention in 2019. Her interview that was published through SoFloPoJo in October 2019 and included, for example, her views over the thoughts of Mr. Ludwig Wittgenstein, Mr. Theodore John Kaczynski, and over the different forms of violence in society, had to be, unfortunately, withdrawn since the editors went and censored the interview after the publication without her permission. Puolakka's uncensored interview can be found through Re:fiction. Between April 2019 and July 2020, Puolakka was 27 x the winner of the poetry challenge held by Poetry Potion. Her latest literary experiments can be found through Carrot Ranch and Nine Muses Poetry. The newspapers Kaleva and Savon Sanomat have supported Puolakka’s opinions. The radio station Dei has also shared Puolakka's good vibes on 6/15/20, 1/23/20 & 09/23/19.
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