Six Icelandic Haiku


Eyjafjallajokull Volcano

An icy giant
Volcano erupts red hot
Lava into sky.

 

Vatnajokull Glacier

White Vatnajokull
Spreads its long, icy fingers
Across green tundra.

 

Fairy Farms

In Iceland there
Are many fairy farms lit up
On long winter nights.

 


Hidden People

Suddenly they come,
Blue in color yet human–
Then they disappear.

 

Reykjavik Sundown

We stare at orange ball
Lingering forever so low
In sky that stays bright.

 

Art Museum

With feldspar windows,
Glass changes colors in sun
Each hour of the day.

 


–By Richard F. Fleck