Catch Poem by Robert Francis

Catch

Rating: 3.4


Two boys uncoached are tossing a poem together,
Overhand, underhand, backhand, sleight of hand, everyhand,
Teasing with attitudes, latitudes, interludes, altitudes,
High, make him fly off the ground for it, low, make him stoop,
Make him scoop it up, make him as-almost-as possible miss it,
Fast, let him sting from it, now, now fool him slowly,
Anything, everything tricky, risky, nonchalant,
Anything under the sun to outwit the prosy,
Over the tree and the long sweet cadence down,
Over his head, make him scramble to pick up the meaning,
And now, like a posy, a pretty one plump in his hands.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
tj 03 March 2021

nice

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Ratnakar Mandlik 20 March 2017

Teasing with attitudes, latitudes, interludes and altitudes...... Thanks for sharing it here.

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* Sunprincess * 27 May 2014

.............thought I was watching a basketball game....truly enjoyed...

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M Asim Nehal 24 November 2016

Me too...

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