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January 8*

winter here: shrunken days     wrenched into a grey core cold squish on dank inverted soil all the plants down to bare stalk and prayer dripping except the rogue blackberry     of course still leafed and thorned crouched, gathering for spring wars *Copyright 2010 … 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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April 25*

by warm soft night they curl and creep through open-window dreams, and in the broad daylight brazenly charge our helpless architecture and shrinking trails underground, overhead blackberry battles bloodstab thorns strangling stems we hack and clip knowing deep that when … 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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June 25*

black hole of night and the blackberry blossoms like clusters of galaxies suspended, floating out there ghost sun white of petals star burst of anthers and deep within moon of ovary: grain of sand *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This … 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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August 2*

the busy blinding mind of summer’s sun pull the weeds, cut the grass battle the blackberries host visitors, take vacations work feverishly on last winter’s list of bright sky fantasies.           saving the poems           for the grey moody days           of winter … Continue reading

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