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Banks of England

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What athletic dignity
Poured through each finger
And ripped through the sky
The Arc of Triumph
The athletic body pushed through
Impossible angles
And as the man wheeled away
Body flexed in celebration
Even Moses shouted “GOAL”
And echoed a million breathless hearts
And yet the ball fell harmlessly away
The script unheeded and hastily rewritten
Touched by the hand of God surely
As the hands of the grateful emperor applauded
A moment of exquisite genius
A lifetime of modesty.

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Notes

Gordon Banks (Dec 1937 -Feb 2019) RIP

Gordon Banks https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47196017

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/banks-of-england-4/