Poems in Brushstrokes of Blue: The Young Poets of Iceland

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London
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1994

Poems in the collection Brushstrokes of Blue: The Young Poets of Iceland. Selected by Páll Valsson who also wrote a preface. Sjón's poetry is translated by David McDuff.

From Brushstrokes of Blue:

Woman's Bicycle

The blind man's bicycle
has three legs like the sky
and in a small box on the carrier
there is a trout that snaps
with fourteen mouths at the naked back
of my girl

I hold on to her clothes in surprise

the blaze like something nameless
that fills my head
and feeds on my hands