Smithereens Press Chapbooks SP14 - The Lighthouses by Daragh Breen - Page 25

And then the high-tide comes screaming, washing past Achill, and 24 minutes later it comes howling past Inishboffin, through Tory Sound, 22 minutes later it passes Cleggan, it then swells into Clifden Bay 6 minutes later, in another 2 minutes it is climbing and clambering over the seal-born rocks of Roundstone Bay, and 1 minute on it gathers itself to swarm around Slyne Head, and then 10 minutes later it is washing past the Aran Islands, it is its own shoal, its own pod, pouring on and on 21