Poets First XI

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Blake was chosen keeper
For massive hands had he
Yeats the lanky sweeper
And Keats at number three
Wordsworth wore the 5 shirt
With Masefield to his right
Thus they had a back line
Of energy and might.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Shakespeare had been brought in
At quite enormous cost
To complement the midfield
Of Byron, Burns and Frost
Up front two boyhood heroes
Whom I revere today
The tortured Wilfred Owen
The brilliant Thomas Gray

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 And thus it was made clear to me
When first I entered heaven
That I would have to go somewhat
To make the first eleven.



God bless ’em all.

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