Monday, December 19, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Frostrósir

Frostrosir by XPeria2Day
Frostrosir, a photo by XPeria2Day on Flickr.

Þú komst til að kveðja í gær.
Þú kvaddir og allt varð svo hljótt.
Á glugganum frostrósin grær.
Ég gat ekkert sofið í nótt.
Hvert andvarp frá einmana sál,
hvert orð sem var myndað án hljóms
nú greindist sem gaddfreðið mál
í gervi hins lífvana blóms.

En stormurinn brýst inn í bæ
með brimgný frá klettóttri strönd,
því reiðum og rjúkandi sæ
hann réttir oft ögrandi hönd.
Því krýp ég og bæn mína bið,
þá bæn sem í hjartanu er skráð.
Ó, þyrmdu honum, gefðu honum grið.
Hver gæti mér orð þessi láð?

Icelandic pine

Icelandic pine by XPeria2Day
Icelandic pine, a photo by XPeria2Day on Flickr.

I didn't think so.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sign

Sign by XPeria2Day
Sign, a photo by XPeria2Day on Flickr.

Where to go from here. OK. Some memories of long forgotten days...

Good morning, could I have this shirt cleaned express, please?
Yes, that’ll be three weeks, dearie.
Three weeks? But the sign outside says 59-minute cleaners.
Yes, that’s just the name of the shop, luv. We take three weeks to do a shirt

Just the name of the shop?
Yes, that’s if there’s an R in the month. Otherwise it’s four weeks. Your name does begin with a P, doesn’t it?
Well, no, actually, of course it’s, uh...
Well, that’ll be five weeks, then.
Five weeks? Blimey.

Blokker gets it

Blokker gets it by XPeria2Day
Blokker gets it, a photo by XPeria2Day on Flickr.

I and j capitalize as Ij

Friday, December 2, 2011