Monthly Archives: January 2014

January 28*

late winter in the northwest: the eskimos have their 200 words for snow i now have ten thousand words for grey gull, cloud, water, mind and so forth *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from … Continue reading

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January 25*

wind, wind           shoving waves, splattering crests           churning litter of clamshells, bits of crab, sundered chitons           punching down snowberry thickets           tearing through firs finally           ripping away           my last thoughts *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from … Continue reading

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January 22*

the violent thrust of mt baker                     flanked by                                   the ever-attendant sisters                                   the litter of the cascades           now the spreading foundation           of our sunrise vista secured, calmed by thirty foot blanket                                   of snow *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears … Continue reading

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January 18*

prescient and scattered slurps and slaps of quiet waves on rock        —like that stretched little moment           when the orchestra winds down its tuning           and remnant peeps and moans diminish           before full storm           orchestration. *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem … Continue reading

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January 14*

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

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January 8*

winter here: shrunken days     wrenched into a grey core cold squish on dank inverted soil all the plants down to bare stalk and prayer dripping except the rogue blackberry     of course still leafed and thorned crouched, gathering for spring wars *Copyright 2010 … Continue reading

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January 5*

to the north: the unseen flattening fraser delta jagged abrupt bulkhead of bc mountains and beyond: grizzly, caribou, greyling and just a bit further: white seas, white bears white fantasy. *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The … Continue reading

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