Saima Rauha Maria Harmaja (May 8, 1913, Helsinki – April 21, 1937) was a Finnish poet and writer. She is known for her tragic life and early death, which are reflected in her sensitive poems. She came from a prominent family; her maternal grandfather was Arvid Genetz. She wrote four collections of poetry.
At the age of 15, Harmaja contracted the lung disease tuberculosis. There were good seasons and bad seasons, and in April 1937 she died at the age of 23. Saima Harmaja kept a diary, which was published posthumously.
A literary club, Saima Harmaja Society, was founded in her memory.
- Huhtikuu. Runoja, 1932 (April. Poems) in Project Runeberg
- Sateen jälkeen. Runoja, 1935 (After the rain. Poems) in Project Runeberg
- Hunnutettu. Runoja, 1936 (Veiled. Poems) in Project Runeberg
- Kaukainen maa. Runoja, 1937 (A distant land. Poems) in Project Runeberg
- Elämän auetessa. Koulutytön päiväkirjoja, 1939 (Life opened. Letters and diaries from a School girl) in Project Runeberg
- Media related to Saima Harmaja at Wikimedia Commons
- Biography of Saima Harmaja in English by the library of Kuusankoski
- Saima Harmaja Society
- Translations of poetry
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