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A respected journalist asked …

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Is it content or delivery that counts?

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Well here, the content is emphatically football
and the delivery, if Beckhamesque
can be both bounteous and Beautiful…
likewise any polemic – must be dutiful
and uphold values of taste and decency;
fouls are obviously embraced
but foul language must abide to infrequency;
homage is deemed de rigeur – but heckles from behind
are classed ‘dangereux’
…and anything akin to a Shakesperian sonnet
is likely to have a medal pinned upon it

As posed (albeit metaphorically and certainly not in a football context) –
by AA Gill in his Television column in the Sunday Times Culture magazine, 12.04.2009

Adrian also wrote an article in praise of poetry recently, but sadly we didn’t get a mention.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/a-respected-journalist-asked/