Swapping Shirts with Shakespeare: Dover v Forest Green

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Enter Edgar, King Lear, Jon Parkin, Ye Beast, Dale Vince as Duke of Frocester, Scotty Bartlett and various morris dancers as footballers

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Scene ; The white cliffs of Dover

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 ‘Come on, sir; here’s the place: stand still. How fearful
And dizzy ’tis, to cast one’s eyes so low!
The footballs high that wing the midway air
Show scarce so gross as the Beast: half way down
Hangs one that goal-hanger lurks, dreadful trade!
Methinks he seems no bigger than his head:
The football men, that walk upon the beach,
Appear like mice; and yond tall anchoring Beast,
Diminish’d to a speck; a speck, a Beast
Almost too small for sight: the murmuring surge,
That on the unnumber’d idle pebbles chafes,
Cannot be heard so high. I’ll look no more;
Lest my brain turn, and the deficient sight
Topple down headlong.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 But wait anon! The Beast doth soar high yet –

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 He crashes the ball high in the Dover net.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 My Lord! Come thee hence to scry this wondrous scene.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 A late winner methinks for the lads of Forest Green.’


Dover take on our local vegan heroes tonight in the National League semi-final play -offs. Crispin & I wil be at the second leg on Saturday with the winners overall facing Braintree or Grimsby at Wembley for a place in the Football League. WE are FGR.

Dale Vince of Ecotricity and all things vegan is the owner of Forest Green Rovers, here in Nailsworth, Glos.

Jon Parkin (aka The Beast) is the leading scorer at FGR.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/swapping-shirts-with-shakespeare-dover-v-forest-green/