Friday, September 26, 2008

Not Exactly Woody Guthrie

Here's one I like by Mark Halliday, "Not Exactly Woody Guthrie."


I like the two explanations of the simple act of checking "to see whether the field goal was good," the simple one in the first stanza (a social explanation), and the more complex aesthetic explanation in the second, which captures so cleanly one difference between sport and art.

1 comment:

Matt Merritt said...

That's a great poem, isn't it? Thanks for flagging it up, Andrew.