Monthly Archives: January 2012

January 31*

high tide, relentless west wind crash, pounding of waves shudders felt all the way inside the house unsettling the ground unnerving the center *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.

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January 28*

late winter in the northwest: the eskimos have their 200 words for snow i now have ten thousand words for grey gull, cloud, water, mind and so forth *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from … Continue reading

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January 24*

matia crouches out there slavering in the one small crumb of sunshine its worn rocky shores extended like paws, resting stretching getting ready to yawn *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.

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January 21*

reflected shimmer hovering flaxen way off in front of matia: as close as the sun gets today *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.

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January 17*

encased in the wet of grey interlaced layers of ooze the earth, the sky           and in the end           in the beginning           at all edges: the sea *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island. … Continue reading

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January 13*

at this season                          salt-strung shore smells are bare                       rotting kelp close to the bone                    chalky scrape of clam shell and sometimes the smell of just cold       wet       grey and from farther out the smell of long purple-green swells wafts of shearwater, wingtips just wet and … Continue reading

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January 10*

late night wait at ferry landing mainland side heron hunts shallows in eerie pier lights believing every night is full moon *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island. —– great blue heron photo … Continue reading

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