Shoreswerve or shoresweave: a waterlogged alphabet

Still bent to make some port he knows not where,
Still standing for some false impossible shore.
And sterner comes the roar
Of sea and wind; and through the deepening gloom
Fainter and fainter wreck and helmsman loom,
And he too disappears, and comes no more.

Matthew Arnold, excerpt from A Summer Night (1852)
ANAMNESIS
BARRIERS
CONTRARIAN
DISSOLUTION
ENDURING
FICTIONS
GUNMETAL
HEADSTRONG
INDENT
JOUISSANCE
KOMPROMAT
LUDIC
MEMORIAL
NOOSPHERE
OBFUSCATION
PERPETUAL
QUISLINGS
RECRUDESCENCE
SOLITARY
THALASSOCRACY
ULLULATIONS
VAGARY
WESTERNMOST
XANTHOUS
YESTERYEAR
ZEUGMA

These photographs were taken on a walk with Murdo Eason in Leith on 13 July 2019, a million lifetimes ago.