Thomas, Laurence W. Books

Water Ways
1993 0-7734-2761-9
This collection of 45 poems, all related to water, shows the peripatetic nature of Thomas' life. The Great Lakes of the poet's native Michigan vie for space with references to the Nile, the Mississippi, the Adriatic, Lake Victoria, the Atlantic and Pacific and many ports in between. The poems are a reflection on the poet's affinity for water; the final poem 'Water Ways, the Final Splash', gets into primal origins by cataloging the waters the poet is familiar with and noting that 'water doesn't separate; it connects.'