Monthly Archives: January 2013

January 30*

every morning now watching salmon seekers ply the wet of dawn           downriggers                     —the cold lead ball,                     cable slicing through           mostly emptiness *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island. Advertisements

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January 27*

needles of sunlight bouncing off bounce        of water straight into the heart *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island. . . . . . light glinting off water

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January 23*

mind:           popsnap of round cobble on beach           slip on salt-smeared algal bedrock           two ducks bob through wind-wrecked waves           two tugs blow spray into the far heavens nothing more *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from … Continue reading

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January 19*

season of high tides, storms, all the beaches rearrange, trade logs, flotsam sending messages, sculpting in their own eternal, practiced way. *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.

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January 12*

black water     cold and flat like a vast, honed stone           white snow           crazed skeltering flakes           as big as sparrows           blanket and suffocate           the shrunken cosmos           of this day’s dusk feeding the darkness. nothing more, nothing less. *Copyright 2010 by Luther … Continue reading

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January 9*

i forget— in other places are there stars in winter? is the moon more than a slight muddled glow diffused through grey clabber more imagined, remembered than real? *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from … Continue reading

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January 4*

to the west: grey layers and violet lines smeared fractals and escher covenants holding/creating     sweeping away stalwart islands and thin-skinned waters spasmodic winds and skittish, fragile beliefs. *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi … Continue reading

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