Elias Lönnrot’s Kalevala

Lake Keitele
On the shores of Lake Keitele

“Take me, thou O Bear of heaven, From this dark and dreary prison, From these unbefitted portals, From this narrow place of resting, From this dark and gloomy dwelling, Hence to wander from the ocean, Hence to walk upon the islands, On the dry land walk and wander, Like an ancient hero wander, Walk in open air and breath it, Thus to see the moon at evening, Thus to see the silver sunlight, Thus to see the Bear in heaven, That the stars I may consider.”

Lönnrot, E. (2018). Kalevala. Norderstedt: BoD - Books on Demand, p. 41