Category Archives: Luther Allen published poetry

Poem

Read Luther Allen’s poem “religion” on Psaltery & Lyre.

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reflection on a winter’s eve

things are quiet on the mountain tonight.  cold, some snow.  stillness almost without breath.  hold that in your bones, words to remember.

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Sinking

Read Luther Allen’s poem “Sinking” in Refugium, Poems for the Pacific (Caitlin Press, 2018).

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August 5

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

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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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