New Journeys

Publisher: 
Place: 
Reykjavík
Year: 
2004

Collection of poems, Bernard Scudder selected and translated. Translations also by Joe Allard and Marshall Brement.


Edinburgh (fragment)


i)
Welcome,
it says on the gate
to an old mental hospital


and the rain drips
from Septembersad leaves


2)
The low-pressure fronts
in my head
bear witness to the Earth,


how it thinks
from one day to the next


3)
People devour
the yellow press
like partridges
plucking grains from the road


O, the media,


those messages left
on the straying moors
of the modern age