NYT: Poetry and rowing

No, ergs don't yet float, but some of us do, and here's where you get to discuss that other form of rowing.
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NYT: Poetry and rowing

Post by Ombrax » July 17th, 2023, 2:16 pm

NYT "gift" link to an article about poetry and rowing (among other things):

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/07/17/spor ... =url-share

Beginning of article:

By John Branch

Photographs and Video by Adam Stoltman
Reporting from Minneapolis July 17, 2023
The heart beats alone, keeping its own pace

Fear, rage, sorrow — storms beyond our range

The river bows and bends, birthing new space

To die and live again — this constant change

— Wang Ping, “The River in Our Blood”


Wang Ping is a poet by profession and a rower by routine.
She sees a deep connection in these things. Flow. Rhythm. Cadence.
“Life begins with cadence, the heartbeat,” she said.
Tick, tick, tick. Row, row, row. Repetition is rhythm, but it does not tell the story.

“Every blade entering the water is different, because the water keeps moving,” she said. Each moment is different from the last. And the next.
“That’s the beauty of living, isn’t it?” she said.

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