September 14*

the view from Lummi Island

sunset
a thin combed wisp
of cirrus
alive
burning with light

islands purple and black
the water marching north
under a tousling breeze

and above
nothing
except the odd molecule
between me
and the far edge of the universe

*Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.

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September 9*

poem by Luther Allen

*Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.

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September 7*

beach coyote by Andrew Reding

coyote
scampers on this shore of primal wonder
feigns attack, howls
yaps insanely
tosses everything into the air—
o, the wondrous squealing and splashing!

*Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.
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Photo by Andrew Reding

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September 6*


Lummi sunbird ~ photo by Luther Allen

i walk with the beach
just waves, gulls, grit, grey — moving
coherent vastness

*Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.

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August 29*

Bald Eagle (Adult), Harrison River, Near Chilliwack, British Columbia

i stand and watch.
eagle appears.

               one mind:
                              i happen to be there
                              eagle happens to be there

               the other mind:
                              eagle appears
                              because i am there

               the far mind:
                              i appear
                              because eagle is there

*Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.
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Bald eagle photo Copyright © 2011, Alan D. Wilson

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i own no pets*

Luther Allen - i own no pets
i own no pets
By Luther Allen
2014 Merit Award

i own no pets
the nearest neighbors are out of sight
it’s just me and the mewing
universe, wagging
its tail, curled up
at the front door

*Copyright 2014 by Luther Allen. Broadside designed and illustrated by Anita K. Boyle, Egress Studio. Illustration by Angela Boyle, Flying Dodo Publications.

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poem: August 17

Lummi sunset 0005 © Luther Allen

frantic
               work at work
               mow the lawn
               cook dinner
               drink wine
               sit in the grass
               watch sunset
               become dark
               drift
               into the
               nonspeed
               of this place
still

*Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.

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