Poetry by Jeff Green

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A cricketer who writes!

by cricketjeff on March 22, 2008.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

A cricketer who writes good poetry
Will surely never simply fade away.
That isn’t quite the way the Aussie’s play
And that is not the way that he will be.

As bowler knew the worth of “length and line”,
Applies that to his work both formed and free.
As judge and critic he will also shine –
Example to a learner such as me.

I hope we do not see a sharp decline,
He plays the straightest bat of any man,
Gives help to any poet that he can.
I’d like to count him as a friend of mine.

So Lyndon you can number me a fan
And learning more from you is in my plan.

Author notes

Rather a lot of cricketing references I’m afraid.