Fay Slimm.







Fiercesomely gaunt like some surprised
mammoth it rises out of ocean\'s breast

with intent to vanquish.

Time-blackened by relentless breakers
its great salined form rears in warning

that nothing beats granite.


Vessels with sense steer clear cautious  
of wrecking on open writhing of jaws

as they approach  Blackrock. 


Many before have fought attack but
none more tragic than fisherlad Jack 

when his boat met with fog.

Never more wailing  there sounded 

that day as within sight of land Jack 

died on the riled levithian.


Best be warned that Blackrock at low   

tide daily displays a formidable maw

just as another reminder.