McKernan, Llewellyn

Many Waters: Poems From West Virginia
1993 0-88946-568-1
Water images abound in this book. Water drowns people. Raises them up. Water pours from the sky, springs from earth. Water nourishes life. Destroys land and property. It is everywhere in these poems: the same, yet different. Each poem comes from a different moment in one woman's life - a woman who evolved in the poet's imagination from the many years of living in a state where floods are constant as the power of human emotions and the belief that "love is stern as death ... many waters cannot quench it, neither can the floods drown it." -- Song of Solomon 8:6,7.