Nordic Branch (X series)
Icelandic horse carving, fleece sleeping bag, hardback
Which left me longing for a translation that doesn’t exist;
What to do with a text I can’t read?
Old book Ritsafn, old tee-shirt soft,
The paper shines; signed by Fra Sigurdardottir a Hlodum.
She was a writer of fairy tales and poems married to a carpenter,
Ever after farmers.
We are the writer and the carpenter;
My caretaker, I shall translate into the genitive case romantic.
Book and word are English cognates of the Icelandic language,
Word list and word lust.
I learned enough Icelandic;
Now let us make like old people and read in bed!