Thursday, 13 February 2014

On the way to Tkibuli

wrecking cul-de-sacs
the sign declared for
the mountain
roads weaving

language caught
behind archaic
thoughts wrapped
snaking lines to
the sky

of lost worlds
that's how
I felt them
trickling down

the cows held secrets
to dodge cars

Talking of ice monsters...

Photo by Nicolo Bonfadini - taken in Finland.

The Carta Marina of Olaus Magnus.

Old maps and the monsters that linger on them are two of my favourite interests. I have also recently been getting a bit obsessed with Norway and Finland having met some lovely Finnish poets this summer at the Belgrade Poetry Festival. So imagine my delight on discovering this fabulous map from 1539 - the Carta Marina of Olaus Magnus. I think I will let the pictures speak for themselves!