Thursday, November 18, 2010

Been here, done this!

The Giant's Causeway, located on the northern Antrim coast of Ireland and spreading out 40,000+ six-sided rocks into the ocean arising again on an isle off the Scottish coast. This is the only place in the world where something like this exists. Legend has it that it was volcanic activity, but the truth, we know, is that two giants, one Scottish and named Fingal and another Irish and named Finn McCool, would use this causeway to walk back and forth between these Celtic countries.

By rocks like these that heard the eagle's scream, 

Or wolf, loud howling by the moon's pale beam, 

Or, on the battle field, o'er heaps of dead 

Where Erin's sons by mutual wounds had bled, 

The blood-stained harp bade all its sorrows flow. 

So wildly sweet, prevailing woe. 

That yet its echoes, faintly though they roll 

Down Time's long current, rouse and thrill the soul. 

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