Inismore- The Aran Islands

Said God, seeing the rest was good,
“let’s go for something incomparably odd:
an avant-garden,
clodless, sodless,
hayfever haven.

Water, rock, rock, wind.
Pinch of salt,
dash of sand,
and so that their children
may dream of green,
plants in a thousand miniature
but obdurately alive guises.”