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Runous (poetry): "Uppo-Nalle" by Elina Karjalainen


You might be hard-pressed to name famous Finnish philosophers; in fact, people in Finland might be hard-pressed to name famous Finnish philosophers.

But there is one philosopher – of a sort – that Finns are introduced to from the time that they’re born and they carry his wisdom with them throughout their lives – through his poetry.

Long before she worked at KUMD, our former station manager, Mimmu Salmela was born and raised in Finland.  And it didn’t take her any time at all to select a reading from this poet-philosopher – however unlikely he might seem to begin with.

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