Three sisters

Edith Södergran: Poems

The first sister loved the sweet strawberries,

the second sister loved the red roses,

the third sister loved the wreaths of the dead.

 

The first sister married:

it is said that she’s happy.

 

The second sister loved with all her soul,

it is said that she became unhappy.

 

The third sister became a saint,

it is said that she wins the crown of eternal life.