Great granite stones
squat on the deserted shore;
abandoned deities of an atavistic cult ..
worshippers of sun and moon
and of a natural law.
The sculptress sea
has smoothed and honed their features
into grey obscurity.
But the invocations to those faceless gods
are heard for ever more
above the tumult of the wind and waves,
carried in the seagulls’ plaintive cries
and in the chiselled echoes incised in hallowed caves … .