Poetry Map of Scotland no. 350

Grangemouth Refinery
 
A rainbow lands on Grangemouth Refinery,
in its far off haze 
across the Firth of Forth;
white gaseous plumes 
momentarily extinguished
within its cloak of many colours.
 
Such unlikely beauty 
at the rainbow’s end.
 
At night 
two flames burn from its distant shore,
reflecting on the water to make four.
Candles holding vigil 
for the fragile beauty 
that went before.
 
Such unlikely beauty 
at the day’s end.

Edward Rogers

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