January 22*

Mt Baker and the Sisters

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 in The View from Lummi Island. Photo of Mt. Baker and the Sisters. Other Mind Press extends warmest birthday wishes to Luther Allen.

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