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Robert Francis - Catch

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. 

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Poet: Robert Francis
Poem: Catch
Poem of the Day: Apr 24 2014

Comment 95 of 95, added on December 31st, 2015 at 7:40 PM.
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Comment 94 of 95, added on December 31st, 2015 at 2:03 PM.
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Comment 93 of 95, added on November 28th, 2015 at 7:09 AM.
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Y7Dskh Thanks a lot for the post.Much thanks again. Great.

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