Monthly Archives: December 2011

December 30*

the view from this island is the view from this mind. the island and the mind encircle one another           whisper back and forth. the island and the mind when paying attention           are the same. *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This … Continue reading

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December 26*

minus tide night walking on fingers of chuckanut sandstone at water’s edge what the mind creates what i choose to think and feel: softly curved fleshforms the boulders chunks of void pits of black holes surrounded by glimmering dazzle it … Continue reading

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December 23*

predawn, cats out sit on rocks, peer into greyness i see, but not quite something there, that is more apparent if i look away *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.

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December 21*

thick white cloud bank sits all day just behind sucia then late afternoon dense snow shroud cascades down orcas lone eagle huddles on pt migley snag watching *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi … Continue reading

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December 16*

the next morning it has passed and we are held in stillness walking to the point, the road           littered with the soft lovely tips of fir           bright dismembered branches           on the wet black pavement we understand to breathe deeply relieved … Continue reading

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December 11*

the hard cold shrunken salal flaccid ferns and brittle stems everything withdrawn, muted or crystallized, splintered into a lifeless lattice a snort of fogged breath and the doe warm under her exact hair leaps off *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. … Continue reading

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December 8*

kept in the womb of crepuscular winter light held in dim graygreen close, in tight enfolding heart, mind in warmth of solitude *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island. Reminder: Luther Allen reads … Continue reading

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