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Tonight: SpeakEasy 19

In this time of post-truth and false news, SpeakEasy 19: Poems of darkness, Poems of light, will provide some honest and heartfelt words of clarity and wisdom. Saturday, April 8, 2017, 7:00pm Mount Baker Theatre Encore Room, Bellingham. Admission is … Continue reading

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January 12*

black water     cold and flat like a vast, honed stone           white snow           crazed skeltering flakes           as big as sparrows           blanket and suffocate           the shrunken cosmos           of this day’s dusk feeding the darkness. nothing more, nothing less. *Copyright 2010 by Luther … Continue reading

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November 9*

remembering now this season the world is mostly dark howling black nights and many days only a thin lens of grey light to the south: muted water dark knots of land lowering clouds, layer upon layer wild unwavering winds pressing … Continue reading

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October 17*

the days shorten      but the nights lengthen                to sleep and dream                          to restore the fatigue of enlightenment                                    in the fecund nether-womb of endarkenment *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.

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January 2*

yeah, and it’s a good thing we met last night. now: cold wind-driven rain, a pelting darkness find a blanket, a book. no one is talking. sleep, not fire draws us, holds us in this long night of winter *Copyright … Continue reading

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