“TOSTAO” (Eduardo Goncalves de Andrade)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 “Little Coin” fused with the alchemist’s art
Exquisite pearl in a team
Outshining Phoebus
Those flashing boots
Weaving a tapestry of gold
And goals
Jairzinho Rivelino Pele Tostao
Upon a Liverpool girl’s bedroom wall
Where the grey skies glowed.


[“Tostao” was actually a nickname for a small monetary unit in Brazil (like “a penny” for example), so it became also a nickname for a small person.]

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/tostao-eduardo-goncalves-de-andrade/