Monthly Archives: January 2011

January 29*

i curl into curl of shoreline sandstone              into the ground of chuckanut earth i open bare face to the sun, warming              like a preening bird. the placid wash of coruscate sea water on ears, brain. i am given all this. … Continue reading

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January 26*

(ferry ride) WHUMP! tons of metal thud and shudder vehicles wrack uneasily against their brakes barrels of saltwater dump on windshields wild unrelenting southeast wind straight up hale’s passage building fierce determined waves wrestling chaotically under the floating placid and … Continue reading

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January 22*

the violent thrust of mt baker                     flanked by                                   the ever-attendant sisters                                   the litter of the cascades           now the spreading foundation           of our sunrise vista secured, calmed by thirty foot blanket                                   of snow *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears … Continue reading

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January 20*

we ponder and work so hard our raveling of this world           comes down to:                     eagle flies                     fish dives                     but sometimes                     not fast enough. *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island and is reprinted … Continue reading

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January 15*

ribbed clouds pearled light the mud burnt umber slick frigid holding neat and paired the half-moon pooled tracks of deer *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.

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January 11*

no such fool is the wood duck decoy nailed to the piling on the opposite landing it has transcended believing thinking, even eating— just waits and watches *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi … Continue reading

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January 8*

winter here: shrunken days     wrenched into a grey core cold squish on dank inverted soil all the plants down to bare stalk and prayer dripping except the rogue blackberry     of course still leafed and thorned crouched, gathering for spring wars *Copyright 2010 … Continue reading

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