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WC2018 Day 16.5 (Rest Day)

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 I need an angle
to describe the tangle
of daily matches

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 do I relate it back
to last weekend’s garden endeavours
when hacking away

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 at the thorny brambles
of fruit-bushes running wild?
corner cleared

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 stray ball gathered
in my fancy-gloved hands
under-arm release

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 or should the tangle
relate to the ball of string
that entertained kitten

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 and neighbours
delighting in the rescue
of a poor stray

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 thinking they had me
ensconced in the bosom
of the GAA

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 or should the tangle
relate to the copper coated cables
flexed in a corner

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 wiring me to the world
of round ball and brachium-free contact
with all eyes engaged

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 in wonderment
on refreshingly receptive
Russian hosts

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Notes

Friday 29th June 2018.

rest day before the Round of 16 kicks off tomorrow.

Poem Title?
Written in Haiku similar formation, but definitely not in decreed 5-7-5 syllable bursts.

The Latin term “brachium” may refer to either the arm as a whole or to the upper arm on its own.
Goalkeeper excepted of course. And throw-ins!

To help understand the middle of the poem – I cleared out a corner of our garden, finding a long lost ball in the undergrowth, threw it out under-armed (to our pet dog Ossie).
Same weekend, neighbours of ours rescued a stray kitten.
And of course Gaelic Football (which I coach), is played using hands and feet.
GAA: Gaelic Athletic Association (equivalent to our FA)

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/wc2018-day-16-rest-day/