Country: Norway

The Codfish

Despite what marine biologists say, the codfish is not all that ravenous or tough. It doesn’t devour everything that comes in its way, and it doesn’t like desolate waters any more than the next fish. For thousands of years, it’s patrolled the seams between cold and warm ocean currents and, rather recently, showed the Europeans …

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Poetry International 11
“The Codfish”

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“The Codfish”

Steinar Opstad

I was not the sick but the prophet
And I was not the prophet
But the twofold person
Who held his hands in front of him
Now and then someone stroked my arms
It was my mother and my father and they smiled
Because inside my eyelids a congregation stood ready
To lay me down or lift me up

Tone Hødnebø

NOT the whispering branch,
Nor the cool wind
Nor the weak heart

But a voice saying: go