Wednesday, January 22, 2014

22 January 2014

Bayard Taylor [Library of Congress]

People ask me why are you going to Iceland, or they say that’s on my bucket list, too: people assume I’m going by myself, & they’re right though a poet or three might join me for a few days: I won’t know until they do or don’t: by myself I’ll count on my wits & when offered, local kindness: I’m reading the sagas now to learn about skyr, about the Thing, about treachery, violence, weather, volcanoes: I already read Laxness to learn about sheep.

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