Tag Archives: alder

May 7*

travel through overgrown path ward off                blackberry brush knee                against tall grass white blossomed branch                of thimbleberry spreads its wings part the wild                ocean spray’s mane the single whip                of drooping alder branch suspended from heaven rooted in earth *Copyright … Continue reading

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October 28*

the tickling prickle of fir needles the soft furrows of cedar bark the waxy leather of salal the prick of oregon grape the smooth cold of alder trunk the stab of blackberry the crucifixion of devil’s club the soft bed, … Continue reading

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May 7*

travel through overgrown path ward off          blackberry brush knee          against tall grass white blossomed branch          of thimbleberry spreads its wings part the wild          ocean spray’s mane the single whip          of drooping alder branch suspended from heaven rooted in earth *Copyright … Continue reading

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December 2*

i wake to the sound of rain steady, drenching, but clear sky overhead low thick fog swarming the remnant-leafed alders in perfect condensing alchemy wets and floods the leaf curl, hard heavy fast drops spattering cold splatter shiver—stand by the … Continue reading

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November 3*

big alder downed by wind blast, rot bark still spongy, pliant, alive a willing martyr of substrate for mottled mosaic of lichen nations of color, texture on map of decay *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The … Continue reading

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