Edith Södergran: The Shadow of the Future

My body, you loveliest of all which is lovely,

wherefrom do you know that you have the power?

This arm is exactly what the century needs.

The lightning sits in my head and flames up one day,

and people will see the blue glow and understand.

I am just one among others and others are stronger than I,

but I am the shield of truth,

I am the core and the chain that unites.