Four poems about sport

SportsPoems by Brendan Kennelly, Conor O’Callaghan, David Park and Rita Ann Higgins, taken from Everything to Play For: 99 Poems about Sport

George Best
By David Park

Once I tried to pin him to the page

Tackle him with the heaviness of words

But with a sudden drop of one shoulder

And a slight shimmy of hips he was gone,

Leaving me stumbling off balance,

The page a withering wake of empty space,

His heels disappearing into the distance

Like some skipping dance of trickster light.

from Everything to Play For: 99 Poems about Sport (Poetry Ireland 2015).

Read the other three poems

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