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Europa Promises

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Clouds were grey and yellow above waves
below verandahs where Magpies thronged
en route to Thursday in Bordeaux

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 from south coast weather, a Portsmouth low,
to a liner’s isolated corners,
transitory bars, sea mists,

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 beans and sausages. Simple food
and butterflies on the afterdeck
are Springtime hopes Europa promises.

Newcastle fans travelling to Bordeaux – four years ago now – reminded me of the fragile hope and adventure of British clubs in Europe at this time of year

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/europa-promises/