Without the setbacks in romance
– the cuts of the thorns –
you wouldn’t detect true love
and get near the silky petals
and the scent of the rose.
Paula Puolakka (1982) is a Beat poet, writer, and MA (History of Science and Ideas.) On Feb 2, the Finnish radio station Dei will share her thoughts and the tunes she has selected (Alan Jackson, Bob Dylan, Steven Curtis Chapman, etc.) The rerun is on Feb 3.