John Alexander Ross McKellar

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  • Herbert zeng (2/21/2018 10:47:00 PM)

    May i inquire if anyone here would know the date of his poem Football Field: Evening's first publication or date of being written?

  • Michael Morgan (9/12/2012 11:43:00 AM)

    These are not boring lines, but, rather thoughtful, well-made poems with fearless rhyming. Do you read Houseman?

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Best Poem of John Alexander Ross McKellar

Football Field:Evening

Cross bars and posts, the echo of distant bells,
The cool and friendly scent of whispering turf;
And in the air a little wind that tells
Of moonlit waves beyond a murmuring surf.

The glittering blue and verdant afternoon
Has locked up all its colours, leaving dearth,
Deserted, underneath a careless moon,
The glory has departed from this earth.

The goals stand up on their appointed lines,
But all their worth has faded with the sun;
Unchallenged now I cross their strict confines;
The ball is gone, the game is lost and won.

I walk again where once I...

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