Wednesday, January 22, 2014


The wives
Hallgerda & Bergthora
one, then the other
command a house-carle
to kill the other’s house-carle
& is obeyed.
at Thingskala-Thing
the husbands
Gunnar & Njal
confess & rue the slaughters,
settle to make peace,
hand atonement
back & forth
always the same purse.

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