Tag Archives: birds

July 5*

sun down in the darkness of firs in the quiet of their wracked deadfall limbs           the mangled power, holding the now dim dual blossoms of twinflower a few early and tart thimbleberries wiped into mouth birds settle their chatter into … Continue reading

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May 13*

     under, in the ground:                     turgid roots and worming worms                     swimming and swirling                     in the slow damp current                     of the depthless earth      and above, exposed:                     the tidal creep of blackberry                     the surf of thimbleberry blossoms                     the sharp spray of scotch broom … Continue reading

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April 14*

the water view: clear turquoise sky pure white sun deep turquoise water piercing skeins of brilliant flatness spiderwebbed with riffles and rips gulls and migrants diving through the cracks squealing, flitting in ecstasy, orgasm we may never know or fear … Continue reading

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November 21*

six killdeer move with wash of wave back, forth skittering on dainty legs in nimble rhythm *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island. Killdeer photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimbob_pgh/

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September 20*

birds: creatures that fly (rats with wings)          names          get stuck, mired          in details, commonness birds: beings of moving air unfurled resplendent grace and flight. . .      marvelous flight! *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem is included … Continue reading

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