weather ship lima

by Sigurbjörg Thrastardóttir


weather ship lima

lima weather ship

on the whitewashed walls

move the bed

into the sitting room

wait for calm

pluck heather

from the carpet

wait by the phone

pat the mysterious

dralon cat

felt-tip new oceans

onto a globe

lima weather ship

on the walls, the warped

interior walls

where family

photos would have hung

© translated by Bernard Scudder

veðurskip líma

líma veðurskip

á hvíttaða veggina

færa rúmið

inní stofu

bíða logns

slíta berjalyng

úr teppinu

bíða við símann

klappa dularfulla

dralonkettinum

tússa ný höf

á hnattlíkan

líma veðurskip

á veggina, snúna

innveggina

þar sem hangið

hefðu fjölskyldumyndir

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