Thursday, June 7th, 2018
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The man in black
with the feline vertebrae
whose elastic muscles flexed
with lithe perfection
to slide through skin
like the decadent slide
of a jazz trombone.
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16th June 2018 at 7:11 am
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23rd June 2021 at 4:24 pm
While trying not to gloss over Englands performances so far, as they have lacked shine, it could be not how they’ve started, but how they finish that counts ? Sorry but couldn’t resist some paint analogies. 😉
23rd June 2021 at 3:53 pm
Actually my Paint Drying poem was inspired by your poem: ‘Here We Go Again’ Kev! Crispin
(Re Inspired by Crispin’s poem here’s some verses on England’s Euros journey so far.)
12th June 2021 at 5:56 am
Great imagery Steve. Ran into a mate who is a City fan yesterday…It’s hard to take but a journey. At least you have the Euros to focus on…keep on ..More please.
11th June 2021 at 7:18 am
Loving the coach’s ‘why we went out of the tournament’ clichés John! We can but dream though.
9th June 2021 at 9:28 pm
Brillant Sharon. Take me back!
7th June 2021 at 9:27 pm
A football lover’s lament. Beautifully measured poem on the great divide. Thank you, Crispin.
7th June 2021 at 8:06 pm
Thanks for this, Crispin, a souvenir of a memorable night. Reading it brought tears to my eyes. Commiserations to City fans, I thought your name was on the trophy this time.
7th June 2021 at 7:20 pm
Thanks Greg for your valued slant on the sad booing of The Knee’ in both Riverside England pre-Euros friendlies this week.
We love Paul Canoville and all that he stands for on this site. Stuart Butler and I have both worked with him at Chelsea and Clik The Mouse is a huge lifelong Blues fan. I’m incredibly proud to be mentioned in his book Black & Blue. Paul’s story is phenomenal, the things he endured.
Keep them coming Greg and let’s hear more from you in the Euros. Crispin
20th May 2021 at 11:38 am
Great verse….says it all Alex C
17th May 2021 at 1:29 pm
Cheers Crispin, yeah I’m absolutely gagging to get out there and start ranting at people again. Online zoom gigs have been a godsend and invaluable for the sanity – but nothing like the real thing!