The way it feels / Cheshire Cat

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Line up all the Cheshire cats
And serve with extra cheese
Photoshop extend their lips
Yet still not half the frieze

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Think of the widest circumference
Think equator (not my girth)
And still you haven’t captured
The biggest grin on earth!

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Howanforth this joy –
The root of this intrigue?
Well when you’re name’s writ upon it –
The trophy Champions League!



Naturally, there is irony in the title.

Our first triumph in the Champions League one is one in the eye for some of our nearest rivals, like those from the ‘footballers wives’ belt of Cheshire.

Bayern Munich must never ever want to meet a Premiership club again in a Champions League final!

19th May 2012:
Chelsea beat Bayern Munich 4-3 on penalties in the Champions League final – played at Bayern’s own Allianz Stadium.

“Grinning like a Cheshire cat”
Grinning broadly.
The origin of this is uncertain. Of course, we know the phrase because of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, (published 1865:
‘Please would you tell me,’ said Alice, a little timidly, for she was not quite sure whether it was good manners for her to speak first, ‘why your cat grins like that?’

‘It’s a Cheshire cat,’ said the Duchess, ‘and that’s why. Pig!’

She said the last word with such sudden violence that Alice quite jumped; but she saw in another moment that it was addressed to the baby, and not to her, so she took courage, and went on again:

‘I didn’t know that Cheshire cats always grinned; in fact, I didn’t know that cats COULD grin.’

‘They all can,’ said the Duchess; ‘and most of ’em do.’

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/the-way-it-feels-cheshire-cat/