Photograph: Werner Schmidt

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Coxswain

Bobby Moch, 1936
The Coxswain

The cox found his rhythm
in the way the water
received the shell,
a rhythm into which he slipped
the crew, rhythm like a skin
they wore as one,
a skin of speed
that took them
deep to the heart
of the race.

Philip Kuepper
(24 October 2013)

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