For Tim : Rolf Jacobsen

Norwegian poetry, bilingual edition, half-price at Copper Canyon Press:

The May moon
goes around like an inspector in a white jacket.

The visitors will soon be here.
Is everything in its place? This tapestry
must be brushed, green rugs everywhere
and candles on the tables.

A little music, half muffled,
—one thrush, a little lark, that’s better—
and violins. Bring up some more small rivers!

-Rolf Jacobsen, The Roads have Come to an End: Selected and Last Poems