"Ponderynge together yestardayes promise, and two-dayes doyng"
(Hall's Chronicle - 1548)


"Goronigl gwyr yr Ynys" (Lewis Glyn Cothi - 1450)

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Images of Iceland


Larval rocks spattered, 
Strewn across a landscape; 
Green moss, white snow, dwarf willow.

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Milky-blue water precipitating 
Silica to seal the porous rock, 
Steam rising as it cools in the icy air.



Fins of orca cutting 
The waters of the fjord; 
In Icelandic: ‘high-horned one’.



Snowy slopes of a volcano 
With a cap of ice 
Rising into a white mist of blizzard.



Cone-shaped hill with a crater; 
Looking from its edge, the lava field 
Like sea rolling down to ocean.



Green curtains of light shifting 
Across the night sky 
When cloud breaks beneath the North Star.



2 comments:

Anhrefn said...

Gorgeous photos Greg, thank you for sharing. Takes me right back to my one and only journey to Iceland twelve years ago. An otherworldly place of sinister beauty like no other I know of. An assault on all the senses that got under my skin and has never gone away.

Greg said...

Yes that was my experience too. A bleak sort of beauty that stays with you.