sweet ball of summer (2002 re-mix)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 tis summer when at last the sun
doth lend a moment to these shores
and lo what’s this which like some snail
doth lie here by this cottage door

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 alone discarded -season done.
as dark as night and plastic too
o sweet sweet ball this sweet sweet day
tis here tis here so round and blue

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 this un-kicked ball this last year’s dream
that lies neglected spent and worn
like seasons lost and battles won
while jasmine blooms like christmas morn

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 and as i gaze and ponder well
on seasons past and seasons new
on games and those who strode and played
and fought and lost and won a few –

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 sleep well will I this summer night
and fearing not will so rejoice
and till tis come remember this
that evr’y season brings a choice

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 and chance to make it run divine
to rest content for well we know
that football in her glory full
returneth in a month or so

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 so near so far but i know well
it’s not a day too soon for me
but i must rest from writing this
pretentious football poetry


© crispin thomas
On Longing…the deeper more spiritual football kind that is..
and the new fixtures are out too!
Keep it real but keep it cheesey!

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/sweet-ball-of-summer-2002-re-mix/