Poetry by Jeff Green

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The Needle Match

by cricketjeff on June 29, 2011.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

The distant pat of bat on ball
Half heard, half seen through half closed eyes
Quite undisturbed by batsman’s call
And unaware of fielders’ cries

With deckchaired crowd all sat in place
The game proceeds at gentle pace
An afternoon of booze and snooze
Who cares which team will win or lose?

Author notes

What better way to spend a Summer Sunday afternoon than at a lazy local match with a few ciders and strawberries for tea!