Wild Surmise: Poetry Reading (Online)
The poetry lovers will continue the discussions & reading of “The land of heroes”- Kalevala. This great epic poem Kalevala of Northern Europe, is born deep in the heart of ancient Karelian forests Sharing its title with the poetic name for Finland “the land of heroes” Kalevala is the soaring epic poem of the Finnish people. Born of an ancient tradition of folklore and song, Kalevala is a work rich in magic, cosmic mystery & myth, presenting a story of a people through the ages, from the dawn of creation. Sung by rural Finns since prehistoric times & formally compiled by Elias Lönnrot in the nineteenth century, it is a landmark of Finnish culture & it played a vital role in galvanizing Finland’s national identity in the decades leading up to independence. Yet its tales of tragedy & triumph, adventure & ambition, hope, lust, death & birth, reach far beyond the region’s borders, searching the heart of human existence.