Sunday, 2 October 2011

The Sunday Post

Three men are pulling
at the starboard oar,
the man I am and was
and the man I'll be.

The boat sails
to a blind horizon.
Who's pulling on the port side oar
that keeps our course straight?

Pull as we may
We’re kept from turning
to port or starboard by that
invisible oarsman.

'Crew' by Norman MacCaig.
August 1985


Rebecca S. said...

I like a good marine metaphor, too.

dbs said...

I think I know but I wish I knew for sure.

Antares Cryptos said...

The river.

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