Cathedral Rising

Cathedral Rocks of Inis na Bro

Straight rising to the sky

Towering cliffs of energy

A powerhouse they lie

Off the coast of Kerry

All alone at sea

Bursting from the ocean main

Magnificent to see


A neighbour to the Blasket Isle

Tall stoney columns rise

And fulmars soar above their point

Hymn singing to the skies

And we below on tiny boats

Look at the utter size

Of stacks arising from the deep

A praise before our eyes


The world’s wonder sure it is

In land and sea and sky

And birds and animals alike

A feast for human eye

And we ourselves a wonder

If only we can see

The beauty at the heart of life

Our own humanity


Brian Fahy

8 September 2021

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