December 18*

Lummi Island stormy seas

why there are no clams:

strong northwest wind
straight down the strait
four foot swells crossing a high tide
curl savagely into the beach
churning and grinding
rock and sand and logs
in roar of power.

trading energy
               from fire
               to air
               to water
               to earth.

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

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2 Responses to December 18*

  1. Susan Chase-Foster says:

    Just beautiful, Luther, and timely.

  2. I appreciate your word dance, Luther! I see images. Thank you.

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