Poem in Cold was that Beauty: Icelandic Nature Poetry

Publisher: 
Place: 
Reykjavík
Year: 
2002

The poem Somewhere, translated to English by Bernard Scudder. In Cold Was that Beauty: Icelandic Nature Poetry. Edited by Helga K. Einarsdóttir.

Somewhere

Far away behind
the four mountains
an owl sits on
a fencepost
stays awake
thinks of mice in the sallow grass

A car rases past
lightbeams
and the owl screws up its eyes in vexation
the mice escape from its sight into the sward

It was me driving the car