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October 8*

skiff twirls in tide run green candlefish jig thirty feet deep off gooseberry point wham! surge! a play of perfect resistance, wet net, flapping strong seven pound silver salmon *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View … Continue reading

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April 12*

jigging at 280 feet on the far waters the surface a slapping confused chop inky boat-swirling eddies but below in the calm lines straight down hefty goggle-eyed tasty rockfish *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View … Continue reading

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July 31*

blustery blood sun           earth turning fast away           ragged tops of swept waves           dusting off           into           the churn and furl of all                     caravans of carved canoes                     plying spanish galleons                     lumbering russian fur-seekers                     gillnetters, purse seiners                                                                       kayaks, sailboats                               and the pilgrim from … Continue reading

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March 14*

launch the skiff: perky in the light slap of water, the ten horse just right but when empty tug rips past throwing four-foot breaking wake we (perkily) race to shore. *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The … Continue reading

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January 30*

every morning now watching salmon seekers ply the wet of dawn           downriggers                     â€”the cold lead ball,                     cable slicing through           mostly emptiness *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.

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September 11*

fraser river pinks migrating along the island, teeming upshore, downshore, at any instant a dozen or more fish leaping into our world in gathering darkness i whip my rod toward the flurry hook up on every cast, beach five writhing … Continue reading

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May 31*

we bottomfish from pt roberts to alden bank to matia to clark to sinclair jigging hard a dozen sea cucumbers accidentally snagged half a dozen dogfish one nice cabezon and no halibut. no rockfish. no lings. these fertile waters wiped … Continue reading

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