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January 23*

mind:           popsnap of round cobble on beach           slip on salt-smeared algal bedrock           two ducks bob through wind-wrecked waves           two tugs blow spray into the far heavens nothing more *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from … Continue reading

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December 18*

why there are no clams: strong northwest wind straight down the strait four foot swells crossing a high tide curl savagely into the beach churning and grinding rock and sand and logs in roar of power. trading energy                from fire … Continue reading

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December 14*

wavering and unwavering merciless wind screams through the night we begin to think, to dream it’s more than just thermodynamics *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.

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December 9*

a mass approaches slow, patient, immanent a hushed power of something trickles the sea surface the rooted things, the trees, the rocks look back at us, making sure we are aware, attending it is not a color, but a certain … Continue reading

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November 29*

another dark dawn pine branches swish and slap the house rain slams and slathers the windows long powerful rollers pound the beach matia and sucia gone into fog the nebulous enigmatic horizon now just a bleary wetness of grey advancing … Continue reading

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January 17*

encased in the wet of grey interlaced layers of ooze the earth, the sky           and in the end           in the beginning           at all edges: the sea *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island. … Continue reading

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November 12*

the way the water looks. it was the same for the cannery workers in the twenties the same for crews of vancouver’s ships the same for the paddlers of the long war canoes           bent on material goods and slaves the … Continue reading

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