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J. L. Runeberg

Who has given the wind wisdom,
Lent the air a tongue so lightsome,
Ready speech to the yard's rowan,
And the small birds' tender bevy?

(from 'All Seemed to Be Speaking, Speaking', translated by C.E. Tallqvist - 'Tala, tala tycktes alla' in Ett litet öde, 1845)

Johan Ludvig Runeberg (5 February 1804, Jakobstad, Kingdom of Sweden– 6 May 1877, Porvoo, Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire