Bulldogs & Butterflies

Bulldogs & Butterflies by Wynne McClure (East River Editorial, 2014)

Bulldogs & Butterflies by Wynne McClure (East River Editorial, 2014)

Wynne McClure’s latest book follows her life from childhood to her present years, offering insights as only she can into pursuing life with vigor, humor, and resilience. Based on an essay her father wrote about her when she was in her teens, this selection of poems reveal Wynne’s philosophy of life.

Last night…I had a dream about a young lady who kept a butterfly on a leash.

I remonstrated with her, saying that she should trade it for a bull dog. But, while agreeing that the dog would be a more practical pet, she refused to follow the suggestion because, said she, “The butterfly is so very beautiful!”

Capricious indeed, but, like most people, this young lady is evidently given to live and learn by experience rather than through the advice of others; like some people, given to bring joy to the world in which she lives; and perchance like few people, able to “run with patience the race that is set before us.”

—Samuel Kenneth McClure

 

Swallowing Arrows

When word and intent
strike flint
arrows inflame feelings
cutting ears and our tongues
step back. Take a good listen
and send out a dove
Quiet your own lamp

Another arrow points the way
Keep out the blast
Give energy just cause
Where does it start?
… Here—in me

56 pages, perfect bound.

ISBN 978-0-9894484-2-0

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