Jeffrey McDaniel

Rookie (1967 / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)


A boy asks his father to spiral a football over a tree
to arch it, so the ball will arrive an instant before the child.

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Comments about this poem (1975 by Jeffrey McDaniel )

  • Rookie Italo Etkin (1/27/2009 2:08:00 PM)

    beautiful imagery, metaphor..

    incredible poem and poet (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Janri Gogeshvili (4/5/2008 12:49:00 PM)

    Yes. Tremendous dramatic nature … (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Don Mcwilliams (3/1/2008 12:02:00 PM)

    Heartbreaking, and the most insightful examination of magical behaviors I've ever read. A textbook could not explain it better.

    Don (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Bill Smith (2/14/2008 5:52:00 PM)

    liked this, enjoyed the read
    smiffy (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Roger Cornish (2/14/2008 4:14:00 PM)

    I like this.... a childs point of view... and loss.
    good poem!

    Roger. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jeffrey Quattlebaum (2/14/2008 4:01:00 PM)

    This poem saddens in many ways. It's very touching Jeff. Thank you. (Report) Reply

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