Monday, October 24, 2011

Tingling Catch congratulates the All Blacks

I'd like to congratulate the All Blacks and coach Graham Henry on a hard-fought but well deserved Rugby World Cup 2011 victory over France, 8-7.
It was a great final, contested to the very end, with a superb display by the French forward pack who put up a brave fight but McCaw and the All Black forwards were equal to the task.
Here's a triolet I wrote for Richie McCaw and his team:


The Cup

McCaw lifts the Webb Ellis Cup,
   Tired joy is on their faces:
It’s a hard road to win the cup.

McCaw lifts the Webb Ellis Cup,
   Captain Fantastic holds the cup.
The pain of winning leaves no traces.

McCaw lifts the Webb Ellis Cup.
   Tired joy is on their faces.

Poem © Mark Pirie 2011

An earlier poem I wrote for All Black Piri Weepu, 'Scrum-feed', which was published in The Dominion Post, 20 October 2011, is now on my website too.

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