Monthly Archives: June 2011

June 30*

shoulder-high grass heavy heads hanging to the marvelous blue-dazzle heavens                               blackberries snaking below                               scotch broom burgeoning                               unto the sky                     bordered by blossoms                     of wild rose        already tattered                     unto the earth           the barely apparent           nod and twitter        of long stems           from the not-apparent … Continue reading

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June 27*

the sea floats on the earth the sky floats on the sea           i am caught between, within the thick fluid of water, blood the thin fluid of air, thought                     floating, barely                     breathing it hardly seems necessary *Copyright 2010 by Luther … Continue reading

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June 24*

sun flattens pulled taut on horizon centered up georgia strait           just shy of texada the earth pulls away powdered rouge of sky shrinks and the waters follow, reluctantly           caressing and streaming           as if leaving a lover           for the last time … Continue reading

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June 21*

cool cloudy and breezy solstice longest day, shortest night and tomorrow until mid-winter days grow shorter summer lags though, still wresting the sky from the scudding wet pulses of spring storms *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in … Continue reading

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June 17*

we are this way: gleaning the beach for sculpted stones pocketing some          most go back “need more work”                     maybe a thousand years                     maybe ten thousand years           then someone can say           it’s ready, finished and place with the others with fossils and … Continue reading

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June 15*

scrumbling through sea rocks wedged in centuries of shell shards lurking slimy and spined critters of the muck and the odd steamer                popped in the bucket the clam scent almost like sex into our fingers and later down our tongues … Continue reading

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June 9*

seven serpentine otters slithering through the sunset just off shore curious and wary silent as shadows *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island. —– Lummi otters photo

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