Monthly Archives: November 2012

November 29*

another dark dawn pine branches swish and slap the house rain slams and slathers the windows long powerful rollers pound the beach matia and sucia gone into fog the nebulous enigmatic horizon now just a bleary wetness of grey advancing … Continue reading

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November 25*

wave moves to shore gravity-sucked backwash undercuts crest topples in endless sliding curl clean, perfect neat. *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island. . . . . . photo by C Kelly Nowicki

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Thanksgiving poem

14 billion years ago something happened. out of nothing. or perhaps out of something. we may never know. but from that instant physics threw a wild party which for all we know may never end. somewhere along the line this … Continue reading

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November 20*

we kick the scatter of frosted leaves, scrumbling and hear within the deep seasonal delight of change. eyes taste the color deep of umber, burnt umber, bronzed umber elemental earth the color of soil that gravels our soul rimed in … Continue reading

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November 16*

dormant leaves loosen and alight, returning to soil and root stems and branches become brittle, stark sap drains and coils in the cold roots and like a seed i enfold, harden at the edges, go in to the center nurturing, … Continue reading

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November 12*

the way the water looks. it was the same for the cannery workers in the twenties the same for crews of vancouver’s ships the same for the paddlers of the long war canoes           bent on material goods and slaves the … Continue reading

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November 9*

remembering now this season the world is mostly dark howling black nights and many days only a thin lens of grey light to the south: muted water dark knots of land lowering clouds, layer upon layer wild unwavering winds pressing … Continue reading

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