Monthly Archives: October 2010

October 30*

what creates the allure of island is being surrounded, enclosed, held completely in the ever-changing mystery, the ever-deepening allure of water *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.

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October 25*

besieged by the turmoil of autumn constellations of snowberries                hung for winter a few renegade blackberries                still blooming brownish moonscape of mushroom                gills as cold as trout the lonely creak of chickadees                against the silence of the migrants i tumble … Continue reading

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October 21*

big leaf maple leaves           discordant mix of color    draped, stacked over sharp quarry-blast roadbed like a gaggle of starfish        gorging on our leavings *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.

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October 18*

fourteen thousand years ago mile thick glaciers hauling granite boulders from far b.c. mountains smearing, compressing these islands then melting, vaporizing leaving the boulders —erratics— as clues reminders, gifts *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View … Continue reading

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November 13 poetry workshop in Bellingham

Luther Allen, author of The View from Lummi Island, will teach a poetry workshop on Saturday, November 13, 2010, to benefit the Sue Boynton Poetry Contest. Poetic Geography 10:00am – Noon The spatial arrangement of words, lines and stanzas on … Continue reading

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October 10*

deep iceblue glaciers hug and crumble the hardness of mt baker, bleed cold milk in summer, tumbling down in grace of gravity and ooze across the north county flats into dendritic stolen soil delta, dumping murk into the ancient yielding … Continue reading

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poetry reading and book signing

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