Image taken from page 849 of 'Первое путешествіе въ аѳонскіе монастыри и скиты въ 1845(-1846) году. (Приложенія, etc.) [With maps, plans, and illustrations.]'

 

silence
a palm up
hush, not a whisper
silence
save icy water
rolling the vessel
like themselves
not yet missed

darkness
engulfs those
who made it this far
darkness
melding sea and sky
muting their voices
then from ink
forms arise

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