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Sirius Skellig
Credits: Ciarán Brennan
Appears On: Sirius
Language: English


Like mighty ships that sail Atlantic foam
The Skellig Isles parade the Kerry Coast
It's a strange place
With a needle's eye
Where shipwrecks lie

Where the king of the world rested for awhile
And a place for the pilgrim, a sanctuary of time
Fourteen steps to nowhere out of solid stone
Don't lead us to the heavens or lead us to the sea

The Vikings came to plunder and destroy
But to this day the holy relics stand
In a blind man's cove
Where the wailing women sigh
And the seagulls cry


A journey to these islands so rare
The sound of screaming souls that fill the air
A thousand wings
Against the sky
And gray seals disguised