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


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

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.