Krásná (#wearewoman #3)

COMPASS HEAD BOOK COVER I owe her the back cover photograph of my book, a lifetime friendship on a plate, a well of laughters and shared moments of emotions…

 

We are woman, beautiful.

 

Any i Bryggen 17 June 2016 I met Aneta Lukzikova through Anita Orheim (see blog post “Vakker #wearewoman [3]“) over a decade ago. Like Anita, Aneta was then in academic transit and decided to establish her own “hame” on this latitude. Our friendship blossomed through time and shared slices of life. We earned each other’s trust and respect gracefully, travelled the length and breadth of our islands, and even crossed the sea last summer to reconvene with Anita on her homeground for a weekend of sheer happiness in and around Fana. I had promised Aneta a beer in Bergen, we did just that. Today, we know ourselves pretty much inside out.

Of this, I’m very proud. Forever grateful to have her friendship, her love and trust as a woman and a close friend, so close I can call her my Czech sister.

 

For you, dear Aneta, I am going to improvise you a poem as I’m typing,

 

We have travelled so many roads,

crossed many bridges,

sea, earth marks.

You have

listened and dried

so many blueprints from cold rain;

laughed at my face by

the White Wife,

helped me to

rise from

earth

and

mud…

We crossed the sea to

share a pint,

taste simple pleasures in Bryggen to reconvene with

our own clan made in Norge.

And every time

I needed

you,

dear Czech sister,

you offered me a hearth and smiles.

I am in awe of your pure

heart.

 

© Nat Hall 2017

 

 

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2 responses to “Krásná (#wearewoman #3)

  1. Rebecca

    Hi.
    Just letting you know that I am enjoying your book in Australia. Being born and raised here, I admit that I lack the linguistic and cultural context to get the most out of some of your poems. However, others, like You, Little Albino Sparrow, are universal. I immediately recognised some of my past students in it. They do have their place among any trees they choose! 🙂 Thanks for writing Compass Head, I really enjoy dipping into it whenever I feel the need for a word treat.

    • Thank you very kindly and very humbly, Rebecca 🙂 Many thanks for purchasing it, and absolutely thrilled you are enjoying it.
      You will find a word glossary as I blend in a linguistic triptych…
      With very kind regards, Nat.

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