At Carnac, lines of ancient stones
stretch across fields, reach for the sun.

I can almost hear them tick
as they count the days to winter.

I can almost hear them tock
as they count the nights to summer.

We take selfies among the stones.
Cling on to this slice of time,

that had already hurtled on,
before the shutter darkened down.



Billy Fenton lives outside Waterford City and he writes poetry and short stories. His work has been published in the Irish Times, Poetry Ireland Review, Crannóg, Honest Ulsterman, Galway Review and others. He was shortlisted for a Hennessy Award in 2018, and for a Write by the Sea Poetry Award in 2019. He was chosen as a mentee for the Words Ireland National Mentoring Programme in 2019