Tag Archives: beach

June 28*

hottest day of the year                          thus far lummi kids might have hit 80                                  splatter in water sticky, hot, been in town                      off the ferry dock i go to the beach to wade, to cool my soft winter feet prickled and … Continue reading

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January 1*

last night: bonfire on the beach friends in firelight oysters, posole, red wine . . . commingling with           cloud-muted stars           the damp wind of this season           and the slap and shush of the water wrapping us around the entire world … Continue reading

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November 24*

we meander the beach at midnight suspended soft waves and moon firs rearing black against stardrift then someone stops, agape look!   there!   and there! we all stop. mesmerized in delight — phosphorescent winks in curl of each wave … Continue reading

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September 6*

i walk with the beach just waves, gulls, grit, grey — moving coherent vastness *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.

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July 22*

some visitors wander uncomfortably confused, unsure on the beach                having forgotten others seep in excited, eyes vibrant as light swirl the sand gather stones say “boat” and “gull” and “wave” touch the water laugh in rhythm *Copyright 2010 by Luther … Continue reading

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July 4*

on the beach, finally dark at 10:30 crowds scattered in beach fires: popping vibrant colors of the deep cosmos: explode, burst, spray, detonate, shake, bang, shatter, splash, splatter, smoke, fizz, spume, blast, bang, boom! the oohs and ahhs the rapture … 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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