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Saturday, 27 March 2010

The Poet Laureate on Beckham

From Carole Anne Duffy's

But when Odysseus came, with an
athlete's build, a sword and a shield,
he followed him to the battlefield,
the crowd's roar, 

And it was sport, not war,
his charmed foot on the ball ...
But then his heel, his heel, his heel ... 

"the best Laureate poem in 340 years"  - Ros Barber

click on the title of this post to read the full poem

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