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Rower Poem by Seymour Shubin


Joel

                                                                      By Seymour Shubin

It came one day

fully, by itself,

without prodding, urging,
even without thought:


Does the river know the rower's

gone?

Does the rower know the

river is still here?


I've tried urging on

other things,,
other thoughts,

of the long 8, the straining, the curve

of backs,
the lifting of the shell

on strong arms...


All this and more, but it doesn't stay,

it's wrong, it doesn't say it, add to

what came only yesterday, some twenty

years ago,
the thing that came fully:'

Doesthe river know the rower's gone?
Doesthe rower know the river is still here?


SeymourShubin is the author of fifteen books. In 1953, Seymour Shubinpublished his first novel, Anyone’s My Name. It quickly becamea New York Times bestseller and went on to be recognized as aclassic of the field, published in numerous international editions andtaught in college courses on both literature and criminology.Subsequently, Shubin wrote more than a dozen other novels, includingone, The Captain, that was a finalist for the Edgar Allan PoeAward and selected for the mystery reference work 100 GreatDetectives.
This bio courtesy of Hard Case Crimebooks which  are published in collaboration with the TitanPublishing Group, which is distributed by Random House in the UnitedStates and Canada, and by Grantham Book Services (GBS) in otherEnglish-speaking territories throughout the world.

     Joel  ( Rower  Poem) ©2011 by Seymour Shubin,All rights reserved


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