Friday, 20 May 2011

Poetry in motion

The poet Gary Neville in contemplative mood.

So poetry will keep getting in. This time it's Gary Neville, on the midfield in his approaching testimonial match:
Midfield: Picking the midfield would have been slightly easier as it basically picks itself: David Beckham, Roy Keane, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs

"The four were poetry in motion with a bite you would not believe. That midfield combination had everything. It had legs, tenacity, passing, dribbling, energy and defensive capabilities."

So this is what you need in your Gaz poem: bite, legs, tenacity, passing, dribbling, energy and defensive capabilities.

For Gary then read a touch of Swift's saevo indignatio (he had bags of that), neat poetic feet, a poem longer than 40 lines, felicity of phrasing, a few virtuosic touches (alliteration, bravura rhyme), keeping an idea going, and basic metrical stability (the back four moving up together).

It works Red Nev. Out of the mouths of Busby Babes.

1 comment:

Nima said...

This is wonderful.