Young Rower From the Prairies

Horses in gallop31 July 2016

He saw the manes of horses
waves set in motion
when they broke into a gallop,

horses, sculls
to climb aboard
and row, the prairie

a grass river, a vast river
to oar, like plows oar
in the planting season.

Before he became
a rower, he saw become
what surrounded him

images of rowing in his imagination.
Before he rowed in the real,
he rowed in dream.

Philip Kuepper
(7 April 2016)

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