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