Cold Comfort

spewing molten lava

quiet volcano erupts

presents cold comfort

What else can be cold comfort at an island that has witnessed and recorded more than 50,000 earthquakes, but still trying hands at fun science experiments like cooking hotdogs and eggs in lava?

This is based on a recent newspaper article that discussed people cooking on the molten lava of Mount Fagradalsfjall in Iceland. A few have had a successful attempt whereas others have damaged the pans. 

A man eats a hot dog at the volcanic site on the Reykjanes Peninsula following the recent eruption in Iceland.

People have different sets of opinions to share – a few are concerned about the potentially harmful elements in the cooked food while a few others couldn’t help wonder at the fun science experiment with a really scary and disastrous natural phenomenon. 

Inspired by  Ronovan’s ‘Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt #351′ – comfort and erupt.

Featured Photo by Alain Bonnardeaux on Unsplash.


20 Comments Add yours

  1. akshita1776 says:

    Love the haiku!
    The backstory was not known to me but sounds so cool and interesting!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Akshita.
      Yeah, the story was fun to read but it also requires some bravery to try that stunt.

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      1. akshita1776 says:

        Yes, it sure does!

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  2. Deb says:

    Very intersting story, curiosity and enterprise of human beings knows no limits, thanks for sharing the interesting story in a poetic backdrop.

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    1. True that. From trying new recipes to mysterious adventures, human quest can never be satiated, I believe.

      Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed the poem. (:


  3. HappySoul says:

    Interesting … nice Haiku Anisha .. and look at man’s ideas .. thanks for sharing 😄

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, HS! Man’s brain is wired that way, I guess… silly but not so silly. 🤪

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  4. Wow. I was not aware of such experiments. Its interesting. Loved how you have given that a poetic twist.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I’m glad I passed on something new for the day. Thank you for the compliment. 🙂


  5. vaniheart says:

    Haha 😂 this is a crazy backstory 😜😜😜
    Loved the haiku ❤❤❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. It certainly is! Thank you, Shivani. ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  6. kittysverses says:

    Interesting story and Haiku, Anisha. 🙂 Cool!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed them. Thank you ,Aishwarya! 🙂

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      1. kittysverses says:

        You are welcome, Anisha. 🙂

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  7. Athira says:

    Beautiful lines

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Athira says:

        Always welcome Anisha


  8. Ishita Gupta says:

    Wow. The backstory is scary but cool!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks, Ishita. Indeed, it’s a fascinating adventure.

      Liked by 1 person

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