Monthly Archives: July 2011

July 29*

on the beach, night full moon, low tide no clouds the landscape a jumble of light and lesser light senses awry—the world is           black, lesser black, blacker           glitter/non-glitter           grey, grey holding more light, grey holding less light some edges tight, … Continue reading

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July 26*

where can i hold in the center of stillness? the three directions:           we revolve about an axis, spinning           circling the wandering sun in light and dark           all floating, curving through space                     tides pulse back and forth                     the marine plate grinds … Continue reading

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July 23*

rock at tideline in perfect formed shape of itself striated and smooth and dark crystalline interstitial lattice shifted and tumbled by waves a billion times placed, ground amongst other rocks larger and smaller until each one fits it is here, … Continue reading

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poetry reading…

Luther Allen will read from The View from Lummi Island at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 22, 2011, as part of July Poetry Night at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Highway, Deming, Washington. Free!

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July 17*

at dusk in the woods i try to move within the energy of the place, of the trees where my sound belongs where i don’t intrude frighten where i am invited in to the next space i find i cannot … Continue reading

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July 14*

light from hidden sun bounces off moon bounces off water bathes all in ivory light blocked by the old firs inky jagged silhouettes shadowing across the sterile white immaculate beach *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The … Continue reading

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July 11*

this place this day is like mercury           held in the hand           shimmering, bulbous           a wobbling sphere           of reflected light                     of barely contained energy *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.

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