Smithereens Press Chapbooks SP14 - The Lighthouses by Daragh Breen - Page 26

down through the rains it slumbers in to Dingle Harbour, and past the rusting guns and shipwrecked revolutions of overgrown Smerwick Harbour, and 12 minutes later it is lifting the dead surface of Bantry Bay, and 5 minutes later it raises the dying trawlers of Castletownbere with its twice daily, drowning echoes, and 2 minutes later it passes Schull, shouldering itself on past the white wingless angel that mourns over Baltimore, 3 minutes later it is spilling fish through Kinsale, before it splashes beneath the watchful glare of Ballycotton Lighthouse, having flooded past the industrial ghost pylons and steel ruins of Cork Harbour’s forgotten industries, and on it pours, on and on 22