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Alex Saynor

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    As when the present is slightly off –
    Bourneville, Perrier, a Foster’s crate
    for the beachfront whiteout game –

    we’re back again for testing and a psychometric probe
    at just the time we had unwound, […]

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    When your plans are stationary
    like a boat tied up at the dock
    inexorably, you just can’t get going
    without buttering up the ref’

    by learning about his name, his family,
    his route convoluted by […]

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    Support your skeleton going forward
    or embrace its weakness. I can’t do it for you.
    It depends on what your long term goals are –
    where you see yourself in five years’ time.

    The important thing is to eat eve […]

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    As Welcome as the sight of allotment smoke in December,
    a quiet bonfire in the winter stillness,
    are the compressed distances of Sports Report,
    fingers hardened in the dusk after hours
    of working the ground, […]

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    Alex Saynor published a poem on the site Football Poets 9 months ago

    One day from under these floodlights
    the sun will rise in early spring,
    set like the memories you’ve left
    in gathering blue over the river.

    An extra layer will go, light jackets
    the order of the day at some […]

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    Alex Saynor published a poem on the site Football Poets 9 months ago

    Madejski of the methane vents, hero
    of South Reading hinterland wastes
    made shiny and blue for out-of-town games

    at Junction 11: Madejski of the 1970’s
    where the marlin fishing never ends
    from South Florida […]

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    The lines, angles and shapes are wrong. Which
    algal bloom will form when the ground has gone –
    sunk or deserted – while for now Peru find time
    left them, talent still potent, reminiscing
    about far post […]

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    Somewhere beyond the wastes of Nizhny Novgorod
    in enveloping white, the farthest reaches of night,
    a train rattles on through heights and depths
    with passengers lost to perspective journeying
    through life to […]

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    At ‘The Stadiwm Vibrant Vapours’
    on that sunlit evening, corporate sponsors
    lacked the power of old resonances,
    the simple terms the world could afford us:
    Richmond Park, rumours of Gorseinon –
    leagues […]

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    In air thin against the coast
    where orange cliffs enclose
    swimmers in the shallows

    turbines shift with the wind at its approach;
    a pylon catches, at the end of the sun’s
    closing speech, new […]

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    Alex Saynor commented on a poem on Football Poets 1 year, 10 months ago

    Thank you, Graham – much appreciated. Your poems are always highlights I look out for.

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    With those air miles, Roy, you could tour the moons of Jupiter.
    Ensure the planets are in correct formation,
    no-one stepping beyond their sphere.

    Your Wikipedia page has crashed my computer
    somewhere between […]

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    Alex Saynor commented on a poem on Football Poets 1 year, 11 months ago

    Hi Crispin, Thanks so much for this encouragement (sorry, I’ve only just seen this message.) Really appreciate it. Chuffed for you that FGR went up…I live in Wokingham, near Reading. It would be great to catch […]

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    Alex Saynor published a poem on the site Football Poets 2 years ago

    Wanted man at Hounslow Central
    Wanted man outside the Stoop
    Wanted man on Chiswick High Road
    Wanted man at Botanic Kew

    Wanted man outside the Beehive
    Wanted man in Osterley
    Wherever you might look tonight […]

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    Alex Saynor published a poem on the site Football Poets 2 years ago

    What if we forgot to start pre-season,
    found a training camp for enjoying time
    above crickets and distant fireflies?

    What if we only started the season
    to fulfil a contract? Where is the passion
    which made […]

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    The biggest game, the culmination
    of a fading season brought pause
    to fans ranged across the masonry
    of ancient stands in rival colours.

    Penalties. The terminal feedback
    of defeat, the draughtsman’s empty […]

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    How did we arrive here?
    Carrying unfulfilled fixtures
    of the missing from our city
    to UEFA’s listening committee,
    a tentative morning in the warm sun
    of Kungstradgarden assembled faces
    from the Stretford […]

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    Under a canopy of unbroken cloud,
    across a junction over undropped kerbs
    with gates and hedges for goals
    and a wickedly uneven, improvised pitch,
    you appeared in an urban field of dreams
    arrayed on concrete […]

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    Alex Saynor commented on a poem on Football Poets 2 years, 4 months ago

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    It’s the FA People’s Cup,
    but who can understand
    this affliction in the sun?

    Fair weather to me is a bitter breeze,
    high winds and a heavy squall,
    ice patches on fourth generation
    artificial surfaces, […]

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