Ex Libris Kirkland

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First Written 1845
Genre Poetry
Origin Iceland
Publisher University of Wisconsin-Madison
My Copy online book here: http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/Jonas/
First Read March 15, 2017

Jónas Hallgrímsson - Selected Poetry and Prose

These are interesting, and I see why Hallgrimsson is well-regarded. But I still can't get over the translation issue; it seems it's only English poetry that I ever really feel works.

Noted on March 16, 2017

The Farmer in Wet Weather (Dalabóndinn í óþurrknum)

Goddess of drizzle,
driving your big
cartloads of mist
across my fields!
Send me some sun
and I'll sacrifice
my cow — my wife —
my Christianity!

Quoted on March 16, 2017

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