Monday, November 28, 2005

Arni Ibsen's Accompanist Poem

Arni Ibsen, Icelandic poet and playwright, has written a poem entitled the accompanist, encapsulating a moment from a voice recital, from the Winter 2000 Scandinavian Review, translated from the Icelandic by Petur Knutsson.

Here is an excerpt:

Not even
the studied ease
of the English butler.
His fingers
touch - they
flicker over the black and white bricks
of the keyboard
while the spread-eagled songstress
stands open-mouthed
in the pool
of light.

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