Edward Hirsch

(20 January 1950 / Chicago)

Fast Break - Poem by Edward Hirsch

A hook shot kisses the rim and
hangs there, helplessly, but doesn't drop,
and for once our gangly starting center
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Comments about Fast Break by Edward Hirsch

  • (9/15/2016 3:54:00 PM)

    of a high, gliding dribble and a man
    letting the play develop in front of him

    in slow motion, almost exactly
    like a coach's drawing on the blackboard, - wonderful poem
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  • (9/15/2016 11:14:00 AM)

    Amazing narration of the moves of a player in the game with an equally amazing style making the whole poem greatly enjoyable. Thanks for sharing.10+ points. (Report) Reply

  • Neal Beightol (9/15/2016 9:59:00 AM)

    Very vivid imagery. I see it all unfold. Enjoyable.
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/15/2016 4:49:00 AM)

    To the wrong man! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • (2/24/2012 11:26:00 AM)

    I see I will have tolearn more about basketball (Report) Reply

  • (2/24/2012 11:24:00 AM)

    I thought this was going to be about golf, but I enjoyed it. Sport the worlds greatest gift to civilization (Report) Reply

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