Category Archives: Luther Allen published poetry

August 5

          softly wrinkled oyster clouds           smelling of slow and tender sex serene corrugated shirr           against grey rose void                     suspending planets                                                   like pearls Advertisements

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thanksgiving

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

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clouds everywhere

The following poem was published in the Amaterra journal, in the late eighties when I was still in the Southwest.  The journal is gone, but the very worthy organization is still active (http://amaterra.org/). clouds everywhere are the same: all different. … Continue reading

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ferlinghetti’s people

When I was around 19 or 20 I walked out of a Lawrence Ferlinghetti reading and wrote this poem. I have mellowed with age. A bit. ferlinghetti’s people yes there’s Christ in the back row, third seat and the nodding … Continue reading

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rained

rained new-boiled clouds wash clean cold nose-stinging wet trickles road all greasy mud old boards turn dark brown knots curl black and dead pith crumbs pines stab, glistening my old hat worn grey with turkey beard and two holes smells … Continue reading

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