#Poetry — “Summer Poem” by Gerthur Kristny

29 Jun

Summer Poem

March 31, 2013 § 1 Comment

In midsummer the way between our homes is blocked 

the streets snowed up and neither of us wants to be the first to clear away the snow

I remember that you were not too keen on toil

and I have always been fond of snow

– Gerður Kristný

Kristný is Icelandic, which explains the snow in summertime. I like this poem for what it doesn’t say; the relationship between the narrator and the other is as presumed as the path beneath the snow.

[Poem first published in KIN]


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