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.
Bios And Links
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.