Laminaria saccharina – sugar kelp, tangle, Devil’s apron

Cyanotype by Anna Atkins (public domain)

Cold water comfort
sweet forest home
for secret wide-eyed water-darters
now a tangle-rooted knife
upon the page

Would the devil wear you
around his fiery waste
as he prowled among the shore?

Let the waves push that
unwelcome long fellow back
into the deep,
where time’s corruption waits


Just one more left in my Anna Atkins’ cyanotype ekphrastic series! Last poem will run tomorrow. Thank you for reading!

Published by amyjasek

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

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