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.