Tag Archives: nature poetry

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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December 27*

seduction by water. i had to know this, to live by the sea.     it is not one thing. my veins arise in the high country, the bleeding snowbanks stone cold purity, the clarity of stars within a trickle … Continue reading

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December 10*

the moon in its journey rises into ice aura then is swallowed into predawn swirl of mist, cloud pulse, tide work *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island. . . . . . … Continue reading

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November 28*

i can understand that perfect physics that balance of gravity holding earth to/from the sun i do not understand, cannot why we float, revolve, rotate, move there can be no other reason than silent, divine grace of intervention                     plus — … Continue reading

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November 13*

the first fresh view:           intrigue of water, cloud, sky           enticement of shore, its critters, kelp           the beguilement of the inner forest, paths, meadows           the delight of this island the everyday view:           the same old stuff, yeah, yeah           we look only … Continue reading

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