Thursday, 8 October 2020

100th birthday of Estonian poet Kalju Lepik

Kalju Lepik is considered one of Estonia's greatest poets. Born in Koeru in Järva County he fled to Sweden in 1945 and wrote in exile. During his lifetime he published 13 volumes of poetry, a main theme of his work related to missing his homeland. In honour of his 100th birthday on October 7 a new bronze sculpture has been unveiled in Koeru depicting Lepik as a young boy.

Visitors to the area are encouraged to sit on the boulder to read beside him.

A few works by Kalju Lepik.