Smithereens Press Chapbooks SP14 - The Lighthouses by Daragh Breen - Page 20

Out on the waves, Fastnet Rock lighthouse, its white gleaming marrow of bone straining amongst the storm waves with the infinite resolve of the four ghost elephants keeping the Rings of Saturn in place, balanced on their tusks. The swinging brightness of its light contains the fossils of all the storms that have trampled through its breached darkness as it is carouselled on the winds like a glinting talisman. The light is silent from without, but within, squalls rage constantly against glass. 16