At the start
failed. The rowers
from the line, their oars
ripping the silk of the river, the fine
smooth sheet of it
a rumpled mess in their wake,
that closed smooth, again,
one they had passed.
They had disturbed the river’s sleep,
the river dreaming beyond time,
where starting and stopping are not.
(15 September 2015)
Interesting photo. I guess it is of a race at the ’48 Olympic Regatta held at Henley but who are the crews?
Dear Bailey ~ You are right about Henley, but it’s not from the 1948 Olympic regatta, and it’s not from Henley Royal Regatta. You can read more about the picture and the event here: