mardi 30 novembre 2010

A Tribute to Tony Goal

Definitely poker... though perhaps not the blonde.

According to Wikipedia: 'A limerick is a five-line poem in anapestic or amphibrachic meter with a strict rhyme scheme (aabba), which intends to be witty or humorous, and is sometimes obscene with humorous intent. It may have its roots in the 18th-century Maigue Poets of Ireland, although the form can be found in England in the early years of the century.'

I've never composed a limerick before but was inspired to do so by Tony Cascarino's autobiography 'Full Time', in which Ireland's most capped footballer reveals that his Irish ancestry is entirely fictitious. Like our Tone, limericks are most closely associated with Ireland, however, their true origin (like our Tone's) is unclear. This form of poetry therefore seems the perfect medium through which to express my admiration for an unlikely hero of French football - and for his book, to which the adjectives 'witty', 'humorous' and 'obscene' can be applied without hesitation.

A clue to be found in his name,
Cas wan't the Emerald he claimed,
More a rough diamond
Who shone with Ireland,
Running for Jack until he was lame.

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