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... and my university, this same one,
has risen like a bird from its ashes,
as if a dream had come true,
as if I were forty years younger
and could begin once more
and enrol in the good quiet of the books.
Years have gone leafing by
but book leaves dazzle as never before
in their new old home.
Theodor Höijer smiles in his heaven.
Excerpt from the poem by Bo Carpelan for the opening of the renovated Rikhardinkatu Library in 1988