Himanthalia lorea (elongata) – Sea thong / Sea spaghetti

Cyanotype by Anna Atkins

How you chase the daylight
as it departs at the end of the year
shooting out among the rocks
to leave your mark
before the moon pulls you,
gathering deep piles
in great sandy knots
worthy of our efforts to untie

Foodie beach delight,
noodle-heaped upon a plate


This poem is the second in my series of ekphrastic writing on cyanotypes by Anna Atkins. For details about why I did this etc, please see yesterday’s post! Thank you for reading!

Published by amyjasek

Film photographer, mother, positively passionate about life in general, Texan : )

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