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Is this a poem?

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 This word, goes before that word
and it’s in the right order –
so is this a poem?

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 According to the musings of Coleridge,
yes.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 But common sentiment would say,
no.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 With the right words in the write order
I’ll introduce ‘football’ –
so is this a football poem?

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 According to the rule on this website – possibly.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 But editorial sentiment would arbitrate – not football enough.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 So if one adds rhyme …

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 ‘A top star from Chelsea
holidayed in Selsea
joined in a game
eschewing fame
skipped and scored
and the beach roared’

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 is this a football poem?

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Ostensibly, yes.

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 But editorial sentiment might dictate – not good enough.

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 A rhyming list perhaps? …
Cantona
Dalglish
Hansen
McLeish

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 Again, the editors would go all Poll / Webb / Styles
and with sardonic smiles
brandish a red card
ditto, for ‘bl**dy hard’
e’en though a fitting description for Chopper
the poem’s inclusion would come a cropper.

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 Introducing : ‘the Beautiful Game’
admittedly would, put any poem in the frame.

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 But pack in the passion of players on a pitch
into a suitcase full of dreams
and belt it up
with terrace chants
then any such poem
might advance

An editor’s musings on a quiet day!

I’ll qualify the ending :
with (clean) terrace chants !!

Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s famous dictum :
“I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry; that is, prose – words in their best order; poetry – the best words in their best order.”

So for us?
‘The best words in the best kitted out order, about the best game in the world’ –

that should hopefully do it 😉

Thinking about it, the bit about a Chelsea superstar holidaying in Selsea – is in the realms of fantasy, surely? (Nothing wrong with Selsea – enjoyed many a day on the beach there).

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/is-this-a-poem/