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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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January 16*

the cats — hopefully just darwin’s soldiers — neatly place mouse and mole cadavers stiff carcasses of birds on the steps as if gifts *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island. . . … Continue reading

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November 4*

the curious winding estuary encircling legoe bay flat flat surface held, formed by now-burnished marsh grass blue heron a frozen fixture waiting           perhaps not even breathing *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island. … Continue reading

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October 20*

solitary flirting gust of wind etches nest of black prickles on the water directly above a pastiche of dark/light birds                          wavers, feigns, darts, swirls twining, dancing the nexus of one mind *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in … Continue reading

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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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September 27*

two days of hard wind, hard blue skies everything swirling, swirling           tree blown down, power out for 6 hours           two kayakers           headed for patos from lummi           drown, boats in pieces           probably never made it past           the wild standing chop off … Continue reading

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September 14*

sunset a thin combed wisp of cirrus alive burning with light islands purple and black the water marching north under a tousling breeze and above nothing except the odd molecule between me and the far edge of the universe *Copyright … Continue reading

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