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October 15*

old ragged fir on the point, steadfast and solid has no boundaries, never ends:      anchored to the earth      held up by the earth      roots commingling with slather of microbes and wandering worms      incessantly probing the dark soil, farther, farther      gases … Continue reading

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July 27*

*Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.

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January 14*

*Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.

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October 27*

big leaf maple leaf floats down into swarm of thimbleberry leaves bringing news, stories from far above   *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island. . . . . . Photo: Hansen’s Northwest … Continue reading

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August 26*

stalwart massive cedar drooping branches lattice of layered bark rooting into the damp and pliant earth i lay my hand onto the bark to touch, to understand. something opens. it moves far inside. *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem … Continue reading

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August 15*

i lean into the tree ground into its roots suck sun and make air with its needles feel its blood flow both ways feel it flex in the breeze feel it touch me *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem … Continue reading

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April 30*

the old second growth of firs and cedars roil and scatter, orchestrate the restless oceans of air passing through, over this island never to be the same *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi … Continue reading

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October 28*

the tickling prickle of fir needles the soft furrows of cedar bark the waxy leather of salal the prick of oregon grape the smooth cold of alder trunk the stab of blackberry the crucifixion of devil’s club the soft bed, … Continue reading

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July 17*

at dusk in the woods i try to move within the energy of the place, of the trees where my sound belongs where i don’t intrude frighten where i am invited in to the next space i find i cannot … Continue reading

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November 3*

big alder downed by wind blast, rot bark still spongy, pliant, alive a willing martyr of substrate for mottled mosaic of lichen nations of color, texture on map of decay *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The … Continue reading

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