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Best Icelandic Poems

Below are the all-time best Icelandic poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of icelandic poems written by PoetrySoup members

An Icelandic Odyssey
   Traversing Iceland's National Park, a timeless place, where daylight fills each passing hour
    and twilights ever brief. While volcanoes...

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Categories: icelandic, fire, summer, sun,
Form: Haibun

Premium Member The Icelandic Phallological Museum- Bawdy Limerick for Tom
In Iceland there’s a Willy museum
It’s not huge like an old Colosseum
Filled with all types of willies
It would give me the sillies
But people pay lots...

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Categories: icelandic, humorous, places,
Form: Limerick
the Icelandic Horse
Intriguing species of course
Calm demenaor, no force
Exciting to ride
Long mane, eyes hide
Active life
Never causes strife
Determined pace
I love their face
Costly to buy (but will try)

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Categories: icelandic, horse,
Form: Acrostic
An Icelandic Delicacy
Is that really what Icelandic people eat?
What you have there is aged shark meat.
It does not look or smell very good to me.
People in this...

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Categories: icelandic, food,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Land of Lights
A sweep of milky waves flood onyx sands
converging under endless summer skies
of northern lights in iridescent bands
Icelandic talismans of tales sublime.

A glassy sea of crystalline...

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Categories: icelandic, beauty, nature,
Form: Sonnet

Premium Member - Comfortably Numb Feelings -

Oh now sad frog located on the sandy beach
Emotions raging around the body as an Icelandic volcano
burning holds in a vice grips deeply 
Stranded in...

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Categories: icelandic, care, deep, destiny, kiss,
Form: Free verse
The Hidden People
An Old Icelandic Legend

After the Fall from Grace
After the Eating of the Forbidden Fruit
Adam and Eve raised a family
They had too many children and some...

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Categories: icelandic, fairy, fantasy, imagination, mythology,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member northern lights
white icelandic snow
beneath natural light show ~
emerald green shroud

Written 26 January 2020

For contest Nature themed haiku with color

Contest judged 28 Jan 2020 


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Categories: icelandic, green, light, snow,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Arabians to Zebras
Ancient Arabians, mother to all
Bloodlines, essence of exquisiteness

Clydesdales, symmetry of strength
Dignity of duty, power of purpose

Ebony elegance, midnight silk
Friesians, crusaders in
Galloping gallantry

Hardy hearts, tiny and...

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Categories: icelandic, freedom, horse, inspirational,
Form: Abecedarian
Nothing Remains the Same
Where could you be tonight, Sinatra?
Love and Marriage
Love and Marriage
A chant I heard reverberate
As far away as the length of the waves 
I rode indisposed...

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Categories: icelandic, journey, loneliness, love, travel,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member To Your Majesty, One Big....
...Hoender - Afrikaans, Pulë - Albanian, ???? - Arabic, ?????? - Belarusian, ???? - Bulgarian, 
Pollastre - Catalan, ? - Chinese (Simplified), ? - Chinese...

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Categories: icelandic,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member - Comfortably Numb Feelings -
Oh now sad frog located on the sandy beach
Emotions raging around the body as an Icelandic volcano
burning holds in a vice grips deeply 
Stranded in...

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Categories: icelandic, beauty, emotions, feelings, heart, kiss, ocean,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member THE VIKINGS
Harsh winds blow from a baron frozen land,
Of ice and snow.
Exhaling Nordic gods breath a chilling mist
An eerie foggy vapor creeping along the
 Waters aquatic...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: icelandic, courage, dedication, history, imagination, inspirational, journey,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Nature of Man. Co-written with Carolyn Devonshire
My molten core is bursting at the seams
Billowing ash and smoke circle above
Volcanic eruptions are on the rise
Intense balls of fire I toss from my...

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Categories: icelandic, natureself, self,
Form: Quatrain
Like a warm summer’s day
her infectious smile
can melt even the most cynical heart,

Like the boisterous south easterly
that clears away the city’s fog
her mood sways from...

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Categories: icelandic, introspectionautumn,
Form: Free verse

A fashion trend that I see not growing
Is Necropants pants for those who’re not knowing
They are an ancient Icelandic money scheme
Let me explain just what...

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Categories: icelandic, clothes, magic, money,
Form: Rhyme
Many Miles Away
Many miles away, a mammoth journey to complete
Travelling by stealth, incognito, alone by wise choice
Hazy memories of his homeland and boyhood street
Friendless these lean years,...

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Categories: icelandic, absence, career, character,
Form: Rhyme

Things . . . 
Just ordinary
Familiar Things.
Everyday Things.
Obvious Things.
Even trivial Things.

Things seen
Front on or 
From an angle.
Things glimpsed.
Things touched.
The smell 
Of Things.
The feel 
Of Things.


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Categories: icelandic, love, nostalgia, sad,
Form: Free verse
Balls and Balls Sonnet 

At the posh supermarket in Albufeira, it sells Icelandic fishballs harvested from 
ten- year-old codfish. They are white, and round just...

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Categories: icelandic, eulogy, good morning,
Form: Blank verse
Ode To Bobby Fischer
Child of darkness, child of scorn,
The devil danced when you were born,
For demon seed from Morphy passed,
Would haunt your days ‘til everlast.

Predestined to die derelict,

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© Eric Cohen  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: icelandic, death, eulogy, memorial, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
Lost World


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Categories: icelandic, journey, lost, nature, ocean, sea,
Form: Acrostic
Pickity Pockity is a pied a puskin
Polka dot swimming gala is neither a boiled cake or a slow roasted peanut on toast. A rave in a raven tent is a window...

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Categories: icelandic, america, april, autumn,
Form: I do not know?
A million ways to say I love you
They say
?There are a million ways?
To say I love you

In this day and age?
I could only find
?In my computer’s brain?
The words 
to say I love...

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© jake aller  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: icelandic, love, love hurts,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Paddy is Doing it Diffrent
Paddy said to Murphy soon I will be going on holiday,
In fact I am booked to go next Saturday.
Last year I went to New York,...

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Categories: icelandic, poetry,
Form: ABC
I live to remember

My mind a thick fog, a thick fog so deep, 
it threatens to submerge my thoughts. 
I know not why, or how, or even who,

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Categories: icelandic, death, family, farewell, goodbye, heartbreak,
Form: Free verse