Water Falling on Fallow Ground

Water Falling on Fallow Ground (2013) by Wynne McClure (West Henrietta, NY: East River Editorial)

Water Falling on Fallow Ground (2013) by Wynne McClure (West Henrietta, NY: East River Editorial)

Primordial Thoughts

Back when all was water
you took the risk of swim
in search of shore
dragged your bulk to land
and learned to breathe
the sun sang songs to you
sap of the trees spoke
you felt the stretch and stood
savagery of growth
pushing for sustenance
now the wind warns
beware of meddling
find your ears
ordain listening
so One who knows can speak

©Wynne McClure

Percolation

Put the needle through the rock.
Curve the wavering eye
and send it swift and sharp.
A drop of water
courses from the Yangtze to us
as an echo of China in our cup.
We drink water

from the Volga or Ganges.
A cloud on my belief of purity
shudders your sensibilities.
You say I’m wrong,
yet water from your chlorine pool
slides down my throat with coffee.

I take mine black.

©Wynne McClure

Water Falling on Fallow Ground is a collection of poems reflecting on the importance of water to human existence. Wynne McClure’s intimate verse spans the worlds of politics, nature, motherhood, friendship, and ecology.

124 pages, perfect bound.

ISBN 978-0-9894484-1-3

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