February 16*

moon on water

this night:
          stars strewn far across infinity
          full limpid moon
          the water emptied at low tide
          diaphanous milky light

          sharp black shadows
          of ancient firs
          daggering across
          glittering beach

so precise, so exact
and each glance, each breath
an eidetic memory
deep in the mind
for eternal recall

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

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