Light in the West


A blinding light of yellow sun

Sinking in the sky

Achill hillsides darkening

Achill waters by


So many evenings of my life

I watched that sunset fall

A sunny day was ending

A blazing fireball


This stunning sky was saying

I have not gone away

A peaceful night will come now

And then the break of day


The setting sun the water’s edge

The ending of the day

Is not the end of everything

Tomorrow is on its way


Brian Fahy

18 December 2021


+ On seeing a photograph of a sunset in Polranny, Achill, by Sean Calvey, on the Facebook page of my cousin, John Carey.

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