sleepless

can’t get to sleep

roll over turn

catch puffy fish

outwait all

dreams

walk out into the still frost

in a gossamer dress

release weaselfish

on the moon-path

go back inside

feel yourself

darken

© translated by Bernard Scudder

andvaka

fá ekki svefn fest

bylta sér snúa

fanga belgfiska

bíða af sér allan

draum

ganga út í froststillur

á næfurkjól

sleppa hreysifiski

í tunglveg

snúa aftur inn

snerta sig

sverta

© Sigurbjörg Thrastardóttir, To Bleed Straight (JPV útgáfa, 2008)