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Little Aeroplane

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 If I can’t find words
or if they are halted by a synaptic lock keeper,
tyrannical yet wise, holding up a hand
to delay the latest craft, whatever its design,
I return to a trusted question,
my favourite formula:
Have you ever heard of Vincenzo Montella?

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 If I can’t find truth
or it’s out there in muddied layers of time
resounding through Sheldrake’s field
as memory traces in the collective mind,
I return to a trusted question,
my favourite formula:
Have you ever heard of Vincenzo Montella?

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 If I can’t dance
a question forms and lands
to looks as if from continent to continent,
with bafflement in subtle lines above the eyes.
My friends, do you know of the Aeroplanino,
our absent choreographer?
Have you ever heard of Vincenzo Montella?

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 If I can’t find beauty
or its sun in England only shines obliquely
forming shadows on our game
of a mild September evening,
I return to a trusted question,
my favourite formula:
Have you ever heard of Vincenzo Montella?

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Notes

Fulham’s best ever loan signing! Well worth looking up his best goals in Italy – yes I do ask when stuck for something to say. His aeroplane dance celebration is brilliant too…

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/little-aeroplane/