Celebrate #NationalMarineWeek 23rd July 7th to August 2022. Day Four of Fourteen Due To Tides. Join Larissa Reid, and I. Send me your own unpublished/published poetry/artworks/short prose about/mentioning the marine. I am looking to feature your poems/artworks about the shore, shoreline, its inhabitants, the waves, flotsam, jetsam and so on. Please contact me with your work, plus a short third person bio. Let’s celebrate the shore!


Outlines of waves preserved from the last tide
Etched out in microplastic.
Echoes of energy spent
Sucked in and out on the backwash;
Our past, present and future
Held shattered in the palm of a hand.
At our feet, rounded rocks mirror wave-swirls
Rolled by rivers, smoothed by relentless tides
Separated by millennia yet heaped together here;
One foot on the Devonian, another on the Triassic,
I’m standing on the Anthropocene,
On time, metamorphosed.
You smile, bored,
Having heard it all before;
And the cracks forming between us
Split just that little bit further.

-Larissa Reid

Bios And Links

-Larissa Reid

A freelance science writer by trade, Larissa has written poetry and prose regularly since 2016. Notable publications include Northwords Now, Silk & Smoke, Green Ink Poetry, Fenacular, Black Bough Poetry Anthologies, and the Beyond the Swelkie Anthology. She had a poem shortlisted for the Janet Coats Memorial Prize 2020. Larissa is intrigued by visible and invisible boundary lines in landscapes geological faultlines, myth and reality, edge-lines of land and sea. Based on Scotland’s east coast, she balances her writing life with bringing up her daughters. Larissa is a founder member of the Edinburgh-based writing group, Twisted::Colon.

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