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Running The Line

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 running the line
for the under fifteens
a row of daisies
finding my heart’s in it
but my body’s not

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Notes

that moment when you realise you’ve made that final transition from player to linesman to spectator and there’s no going back..

This is a tanka poem .. in Japanese they follow a strict 5/7/5/7/7 syllable form but in English we are not so strict… if it looks like a tanka feels like a tanka then it probably is one.. this one uses the middle line as a ‘pivot’ … Paul 😉

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/running-the-line-2/