by Robin Boothroyd
The poems I wrote in Iceland are very much inspired by its architecture and topography. Here’s one in a form that mimics Reykjavík’s Hallgrímskirkja, whose shape itself is inspired by the Icelandic terrain.
is designed to echo
the basalt lava flows of the
icelandic landscape. it’s named
after hallgrímur pétursson, one of
iceland’s most celebrated devotional poets.
his passion hymns are often sung at lent accompanied by
an organ which comprises five-thousand two-hundred and seventy-five pipes.