Sunday, July 23, 2006

the great white

In anticipation of “Port & Poetry” @ Rivermeade Farm – in line with a Rugby expectation – I have reflected on the Springboks disastrous recent Tri-Nations away fixtures against Australia and New Zealand these past two weeks (hopefully the upcoming encounters will yield more positive results):

the great white

a country waits
with baited breath
a team to make us proud
or groan, defeated
at the end

what strategy
what plan
to see the battle-weary
Bokke snatch defeat
from Wallaby
in the Kiwi-nest

and of the White
we call him Great
our strategist
our planner
his jaw is clenched
his teeth are ragged
outwitted to the end

rennie D
22 July 2006

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