May 7*

Thimbleberry

travel through
overgrown path

ward off
         blackberry
brush knee
         against tall grass

white blossomed branch
         of thimbleberry
spreads its wings

part the wild
         ocean spray’s mane
the single whip
         of drooping alder branch

suspended from heaven
rooted in earth

*Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.
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thimbleberry photo

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