Katerina Katsiri



A classic thing to do in Norway

is tour the fjords.  Romsdalsfjord,

your favorite. 

der man ferder over, you told me.

As a child I thought what you said

sounded like:  where man fell over.

The idea of you touring them

scared me.  It wasn't until years

later I learned the actual meaning,

where you travel across.  My heart,

like yours has slipped through water.

The sea inside my soul laps the grassy

beaches and snow from

the Romsdalsalpene mountain range

softens my memory.

Look how beautiful, you once showed

me a photograph.  Yes, I agreed,

my entire childhood set like a glacier

on your lap.

                      Lisa Zaran