Tag Archives: seasons

October 1*

delicate neon filigree trickling through thick slate slab of heavy cloud oozing over vancouver island last prayer of summer caught within the first winter surge *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.

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poem: August 7*

a neatly-scribed rising sun     in iridescent phase-change moving through     electric- mauve vaporizing clouds the long languid days     of heat finally catch up to the winter chill remnant in the deep earth thick banks of recent water drape over the islands … Continue reading

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September 13*

the thermometer reads the same as days in august but it is different in the groin, in the heart perhaps like marching into battle the fear, the passion the wild excitement of storm. winter. it is coming. i feel it. … Continue reading

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June 29*

in winter things are close, insular dark. i meditate, write. introvert. but summer stretches far beyond my reach boundaries evaporating in evanescent shimmers of light. i just want to move, touch, do. with no thought, no reason no prayer. *Copyright … Continue reading

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October 11*

the air reeks and snaps           of fermented windfall           brittle bright leaves           the last lovely and soft sun of the year—                     i smell                               the plunder of summer’s work                               the bare stem of winter                               the last breath of warm play—                                         each breath, … Continue reading

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October 9*

fleeing vortex of sun sucking in last of summer like a black hole leaving only the perennials those of us who can speak with winter *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.

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September 21*

hard nw wind and magnificent sun full blast deep turquoise water and sky sailboat carved from slices of a taut, white balloon skitters on tight frothing chop the island flexes, searching for better footing the first yellow leaves swirl, the … Continue reading

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