Pure Running Stream


I looked it up today

What a name to be landed with

Oh what rotten luck

But things are not so bad it seems

In fact not bad at all

The name has Nordic roots

A beautiful name withal


The ‘Clutter’ bit means pure

And buck is beck a stream

The name means pure running water

To enhance your daytime dream

In English it sounds awful

This Nordic/Flemish word

But its origin is wonderful

A running stream is heard


Clutter makes us think of rubbish

Buck is near to muck

And so this strange sounding name

Seems laden with bad luck

But do a little research

And all’s not what it seems

The sight and sound of running water

The beauty of a stream


Brian Fahy

10 March 2023

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