July 24*

the view from Lummi Island by Luther Allen

the vast of deep summer
          the lazy waft of heron
          rolling swells of dry flaxen field grass
          the sweet chill air of dawn/dusk
          leaves luxuriating under strong full sun

                    and the horizon stretches
                    beyond the edge of the earth

                    and the sky is not a bowl
                    but an expanse of warm infinity

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

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