Monthly Archives: May 2011

May 29*

what blooms: the painful yellow of scotch broom weighted to the ground the delicate robust white of cow parsnip weighted to the sky *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island. —– cow parsnip … Continue reading

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May 26*

cold and dripping grey craig gathers clams the garden arrests the slugs manifest,           oozing everywhere *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island. —– Swirls of Grey photo © Sophia E. Davies

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May 23*

the wind is here. but where did it begin?         the tiny freshet leaking from a snow bank         that starts a river—         and its tail—         the heavy and slowed current as the river         stacks up against the deep ocean— no—wind is … Continue reading

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May 21*

show me the wind. it is surely there, here after all, we have a word for it. *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.

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May 18*

sometimes, rarely, i see them first the black slice of dorsal arcing powerfully through the surface but more often it is by sound: the whoosh of their blow from a half mile away the ring of craig’s phone call—whales! or … Continue reading

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May 13*

     under, in the ground:                     turgid roots and worming worms                     swimming and swirling                     in the slow damp current                     of the depthless earth      and above, exposed:                     the tidal creep of blackberry                     the surf of thimbleberry blossoms                     the sharp spray of scotch broom … Continue reading

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May 11*

marking time through a windless calm a steady swell kerfs neatly into the beach gravel nothing out there to generate such: perhaps           ghost ships, far away, tracing endless wakes           the pulse of gravity           or the earth,                     tossing in its sleep … Continue reading

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