In Finnish language there is a word called Sisu. I don’t think there is a English equivalent, but it means strength in the face of great odds. It is a compound of bravado, and bravery, of ferocity and tenacity. That said here are my words for you
As you go through the peaks and turfs of those uncanny thoughts,
as you battle your fears and face those unsaid words,
May Sisu be your guiding light,
and though you may not know,
I know this for sure,
your grit is far stronger than any miscreant fear that you subconsciously bear
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16 thoughts on “Sisu”
Oh how I love this. What a beautiful word.
Love it Shantanu and also appreciate learning a new word 🙂
Thank you so much dear. Glad you liked it 💕
Thanks a lot for reading. Glad you liked it 💕
I’m glad you wrote it.
Love words from other languages that do not exist in one’s own, yet are for universal concepts. thank you for this one. ‘Fortitude’ in English may be similar, but I agree it doesn’t sound the same.
Thanks so much for your lovely read. Fortitude actually comes really close
A lovely share!
Thanks so much, Warren. Hope all is well
Wow! Good to know! And how brilliantly you used this Finnish word in your poem.
Thanks so much for your kind read. 🙏
You’re welcome! A rough start to the year, shared the details in a resent post; “In Our heart!” Hope all is well, with you and the family! Blessings!
I read your post and my hearts goes out to you. May you find peace in such trying times