Skúffuskáld

There is an Icelandic word “skúffuskáld, which means someone who’s secretly a poet.

It literally means “drawer poet” someone who writes poetry…..

§ …..but chugs it all into his desk drawer instead of showing it to people….

So Memoirs of a Dragon is because ….. I don’t have a desk drawer!

And apparently………

I write like
Edgar Allan Poe

I Write Like by Mémoires, journal software. Analyze your writing!

I write like
H. P. Lovecraft

I Write Like by Mémoires, journal software. Analyze your writing!

10 thoughts on “Skúffuskáld

  1. mj says:

    I must admit yours is a blog with a rare ascetic look. I really admire that and I’m very thankful you stopped by my blog… so I got a chance to see something so beautiful. I look forward to reading more of your unusual and ‘shy’ brilliant poetry.

    Have a great year ahead.

    • Thank you for such a beautiful comment! I love photography and admire exuberant blogs, yet for myself, each word is very special and should be as important as the whole. I look forward to reading your beautiful words as well!

      • mj says:

        I agree – I too like to use words frugally, each one pulling its weight. But we live in a noisy world – it’s a long road to minimalism. Look forward to more exchanges. 🙂

  2. melanietoulouse says:

    Hi/Bonjour from Toulouse, France! So glad to have come across your amazing blog… I’ve been to Iceland once for 12 days, I loved it and I do hope to return there asap. Friendly greetings, good luck in all your endeavours and have a great weekend! My very best and tons of inspiration! 🙂

  3. The first delightful poem I read I realized your unique style. Again and again I returned to find mindful words full of thought, wisdom and fun.
    Enjoy life, Eddie

  4. as an ex painter and passionate sketcher, at first read i understood, ‘drawer poet’ as someone who draws with words.:-) it’s quite fascinating that the Icelandic language would actually have a word for a ‘shy poet’, thank you for teaching me something today, and for liking so many of my poems, it means a lot to me.

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