After a visit Aillwee Cave in the late 1980s

At Crag Cave  Aillwee Cave, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland1.jpg

Electric Lights
Are out of place
In limestone caves-
And so are we.

What is going on                                                          AillweeCave
And has gone on                                                          Ballyvaughan
Is secret still                                                                 Co. Clare
And should be kept                                                       Ireland
From prying eyes.

What can we learn
From slow evolving pendants
And calcium pillars?
Not much, I think!

To expose these forms
To light and us
Is to reveal nothing
But occurring accidents.

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After a visit Aillwee Cave in the late 1980s

At Crag Cave  Aillwee Cave, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland1.jpg

Electric Lights
Are out of place
In limestone caves-
And so are we.

What is going on                                                          AillweeCave
And has gone on                                                          Ballyvaughan
Is secret still                                                                 Co. Clare
And should be kept                                                       Ireland
From prying eyes.

What can we learn
From slow evolving pendants
And calcium pillars?
Not much, I think!

To expose these forms
To light and us
Is to reveal nothing
But occurring accidents.


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