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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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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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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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May 29*

what blooms: the painful yellow of scotch broom weighted to the ground the delicate robust white of cow parsnip weighted to the sky *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island. —– cow parsnip … Continue reading

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December 19*

after the storm i go to the beach           search for stones           which have never been seen before. ever. finger a few, maybe never to be touched again, ever. and remember           this sky           this earth           this instant has never been before … Continue reading

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December 5*

up early not yet a glimmer of dawn stars shot throughout the brilliant black sky —a rare sight here— holding firm and whirling in relativity— through sleep i have missed most of their dance and sunblue skies have masked the … Continue reading

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October 31*

ferry waiting at gooseberry point pelts of rain nattering on truck cheerful blue steel superstructure the three red barricade lights flashing patiently draining, dribbling down the windshield the raised ramp running out to a dull greygreen passage surface chopped with … Continue reading

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