Monthly Archives: December 2010

December 31*

held here          by the entire earth surrounded by          skittish, fragile beliefs          unseen fantasy          restless, sacred fear          the exigent, teeming culture we exist          watching          breathing          floating in our own exact way. in grace.   with gratitude. *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This … Continue reading

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December 28*

in the grey winter we live under       and within the undulating mammarous darkened oozing of clouds           above                    —way above           the clean tufted white           of their bright bulging backs           swelling to the patient, patient sun *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears … Continue reading

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December 24*

some days it is                dull grey      leaden purple      ashen umber murky struggled light daubed drab cold and deathly wet to touch some days it is                silver      platinum      lilac/violet etched in fine thin light, shimmering bleeding the exact perfect nature of … Continue reading

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December 20*

pillows of light hovering        holding just above flat violet wet under stunning blue expanse of clear, painful sun beyond, the white presence of baker in huge silence *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.

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congratulations due!

Other Mind Press is deeply gratified to learn that Luther Allen’s book, The View from Lummi Island, is the Number Two Selling Poetry Book for 2010 at Village Books in Bellingham, Washington. Many thanks to poetry readers, book buyers and … Continue reading

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December 15*

frenzied crush of surf on the hysterical beach high tide and rolling chopped swells northwest down the length of the strait floats out all the drift logs roll and toss and thud and scrape flip into the swift air pummel … Continue reading

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December 13*

close in wind wrecking in the old firs pushing, splintering past their flex tearing through their blood, ripping the soft lovely tips of last summer’s growth, flinging them down to the cold trembling ground *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This … Continue reading

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