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    Harry Owen posted an update 1 year, 5 months ago

    Pitch

    Spectral cries
    echoing among damp leaves
    wipe themselves in wet webbed grasses,
    drift in a rich fermentation
    from the soil:
    mid-day drizzle,
    still oaks wrapped in brown November,
    the thump of a football.

    Don’t you see yourself here
    a thousand times,
    on a thousand pitches,
    now as your son blends his voice
    with this same history?
    An oiled breath of mud,
    that knot of nerves,
    the quest for wriggling recognition
    unite you across decades:
    all generations gone and yet to come
    sing in choral competition
    here.

    Harry Owen

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