Tag Archives: Sports

Is Tiger, Like Sherlock, Presumed Dead?

Sherlock Holmes had an unexpected second act. Can Tiger Woods have one as well?

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Bat Waits for Ball to Mate

The start of the baseball season calls for this fine May Swenson poem.

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The Call of the Steel Hoop

Celebrate March Madness with this “transcendent moment in sports” poem.

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Lebron James, Poetry in Motion

A Kent Cartright poem to celebrate Lebron’s 61 points.

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Women Hockey Players in a State of Nature

A Robert Bly prose poem about hockey to celebrate the exciting Olympics metal rounds.

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The Skater below the Ice

This wonderful Dacey poem about skating captures the other self we feel is just beyond the horizon–or beneath the ice.

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Maybe the Gulfs Will Wash Us Down

Peyton Manning was not Homer’s Odysseus but Tennyson’s Ulysses.

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Is Peyton Manning Pitted against Puck?

Tomorrow’s Super Bowl drama may be forces of order vs. forces of chaos. Or it may involve Denver trying to outwit a trickster Puck-like team.

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Zeus Predicts that Broncos Will Win

A passage in the Odyssey forecasts that Peyton Manning will win the Super Bowl.

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Mowgli Upsets Cincinnati Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals losing to San Diego is like Shere Khan losing to Mowgli.

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Eagles Prepare a Thunderbolt

The Philadelphia Eagles bring to mind Tennyson’s eagle, falling like a thunderbolt.

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The Return of King Peyton

The excitement over Peyton Manning is like that of the townspeople for Thorin Oakenshield in “The Hobbit.”

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Reflecting upon Football’s Carnage

What may be the greatest poem about American football focuses on its violence.

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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Kicker

To honor Matt Praters 64-yard field goal, here’s William Meissner poem about a “Kicker’s Last Steps.”

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Crossing (or Not) the Hellespont

I revisited Byron’s poem about swimming the Hellespont/Dardanelles after a friend tried the feat.

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Is Emma RGIII or Richie Incognito?

Some of the dramas in Jane Austen can also be found in the NFL.

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Manning vs. Brady, Hector vs. Achilles

Once again Manning and Brady square off, reminding us of Achilles and Hector.

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Beards Win Big–Melville Would Approve

Herman Melville would have approved of the Boston Red Sox and the beards.

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The Day Romo Flirted with the Sun

How Tony Romo is like Icarus.

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OMG, a Yankee-less Postseason!

Something feels wrong about no Yankee team in the postseason. Time to reminisce with a Marianne Moore poem.

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Poems on Mayweather, Manziel, Rivera

“The Daily Sports Poem” blog has poems that perfectly capture a wide range of sporting events.

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Running at Twilight

Here’s a poem for anyone who has experience the ecstasy of running at twilight.

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Manziel: Whom the Gods Would Destroy…

Johnny Manziel has “Greek tragic hero” written all over him.

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The Boys of Summer

Fitzgerald’s baseball poem captures the sounds and the textures of the game.

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Dancing with the Rapids

White water canoeing serves as a ready metaphor for facing life’s challenges, hopefully with grace.

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Baseball Frees the Imagination

Baseball, like reading, encourages the imagination to soar.

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Take Me Out to the Lynch Mob

A baseball poem by William Carlos Williams captures well the two sides of a crowd.

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A Pitching Poem to Honor a Pitching Great

Gerald Hern distilled a manager’s dilemme to its essence in his poem about Spahn and Sain.

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Victorie, No Gory Bed, for Andy

A Burns poems will serve to honor Andy Murray’s Wimbledon victory while a Susan Bright description of Martina Navratilova applies to woman winner Marion Bartoli.

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Light Verse Honoring Wimbledon Finalists

A new “Sports Poem” blog features lyrics about tennis players Murray, Djokovic, and del Potro.

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Fed’s Little Cat Feet, Rafa’s Bullish Force

The Federer and Nadal era may be over. Here they are described in Flaubert, James Patterson, and Carl Sandburg terms.

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