Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Title poem of a collection by the Danish poet Henrik Nordbrandt


When I think back I’m fairly sure
I got this book from some nutcase of a woman.
She must have been a nut
for she insisted she was me.
I believed her nonetheless
and borrowed the book to copy it out.
It proved impossible
for the woman was far too deranged to write.
You could have told yourself that before opening the book.
But I didn’t say anything.
Everything in it what’s more had to do
with the sea horse and its relation
the sea dragon.
And now I’ve lost the address.
So I can’t give her the book back.
Thanks though for the title
sea dragon.

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