Tag Archives: nature poetry

The View from Lummi Island

January 3 this islandsmoothed and settledhumped and wild thrown just offthe exploded heartof the san juans   January 4 to the west: grey layers and violet linessmeared fractals and escher covenantsholding/creating          sweeping awaystalwart islands and thin-skinned watersspasmodic winds andskittish, fragile beliefs. … Continue reading

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right hand pointing

Thanks to right hand pointing for including my poem in Issue 139, the sky is a black canvas.

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Plum Tree Tavern

Thanks to Plum Tree Tavern, which recently published a poem of mine. (Lines is not the title; it seems to be the way Plum Tree identifies short-form poems.)  

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fishing off ucluelet

Thanks to Adventures Northwest Magazine for including my poem fishing off ucluelet, vancouver island in the Autumn 2019 issue.

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Sinking

Read Luther Allen’s poem “Sinking” in Refugium, Poems for the Pacific (Caitlin Press, 2018).

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August 5

          softly wrinkled oyster clouds           smelling of slow and tender sex serene corrugated shirr           against grey rose void                     suspending planets                                                   like pearls

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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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July 24*

the vast of deep summer           the lazy waft of heron           rolling swells of dry flaxen field grass           the sweet chill air of dawn/dusk           leaves luxuriating under strong full sun                     and the horizon stretches                     beyond the edge of the earth                     and … 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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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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