Oarsmen of Resolution

1 July 2018

Men bring
to boats a united
nations of talent, of grit,
five of the seven
continents:

Scandinavians, Europeans,
North, and South, Americans,
Asians, Africans, Middle Easterners.
Greek works with Turk,
Jew with Arab,
African with Anglo-Saxon,
English with French,

to row the boat forward,
to carve the water with passage,
oars, chisels,
the sea, malleable marble,
shaped by hands
of individual genius.

Philip Kuepper
(25 June 2018)

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