Celebrate #NationalMarineWeek 23rd July to 7th August 2022. Day Thirteen of Fourteen Due To Tides. Join Larissa Reid and I. A challenge for you. Write or design a response to the imagistic daily poetry about the marine written by Larissa Reid. Send me your own responses to her work or your own responses to the marine theme via poetry/artworks/short prose. Please contact me with your work, plus a short third person bio.

Ink on water

That wide clear eye of the sea
A gaze complete, assured,
One that draws tears in its wake
Or sucks a scream from your lips
Or empties lugworm holes with a soft pop.
One that swirls sand in its mouth
Or holds a shell to your ear
And whispers through salt and liquid air
In its typography of tides.

-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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