Icelandic Winds

icy sea billows
aroused by the southern winds
seagulls and rimur

Kim M. Russell, 21st August 2018

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My response to Carpe Diem #1501 Rimur, folk music from Iceland

Today we are in Iceland on our quest folk music around the world. Chèvrefeuille tells us that the music of Iceland can be traced back to the 14th century and the ‘oldest’ known folk music of Iceland is the Rimur, a type of epic vocal poem, with fixed diatonic melodies. I like the sound of the game played with rima, which does seem similar to Tan Renga or Renga.

Chèvrefeuille also shared an Icelandic song and a poem by Jonas Hallgrimmson, which inspired my haiku.

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