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April 11*

frog croaking creates a thousand seams in the nightblack stillness fills the voids with lunatic cries, incessant lust *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.

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December 24*

some days it is                dull grey      leaden purple      ashen umber murky struggled light daubed drab cold and deathly wet to touch some days it is                silver      platinum      lilac/violet etched in fine thin light, shimmering bleeding the exact perfect nature of winter *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. … 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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rained

rained new-boiled clouds wash clean cold nose-stinging wet trickles road all greasy mud old boards turn dark brown knots curl black and dead pith crumbs pines stab, glistening my old hat worn grey with turkey beard and two holes smells … Continue reading

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January 6*

to the east: all intent governed, overwhelmed by pale ephemeral apparition of mount baker the center of the earth, revealed still restless the sacred fear. *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island. . … 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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December 17*

the first snow roads are all ice vehicles splayed everywhere we sit safely on the ferry mark the purser says: no problem with traction out here *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island. … Continue reading

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