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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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May 11*

marking time through a windless calm a steady swell kerfs neatly into the beach gravel nothing out there to generate such: perhaps           ghost ships, far away, tracing endless wakes           the pulse of gravity           or the earth,                     tossing in its sleep … Continue reading

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May 4*

things hang, suspended                float instead of move in milky emulsion far out a wandering rip:                twirling and idling through a viscous skin of sea *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.

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October 24*

hundreds of bobbing gulls collected, gathered gabbling                on the barely undulant sea                in perhaps the last of open sun                for months raucous, impudent in the evanescent stillness *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi … 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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April 19*

the water tonight is a being a spirit casting a spell pulling from me a heartened light of excitement, fear *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.

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April 10*

the junk barges going north with a season of supplies:           trailers, boats, backhoes           mystery containers           stacked askew, perched           seemingly ready to topple plow through our little sea practicing for the big stuff. it is curious. they never come back. *Copyright … Continue reading

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