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POETS DREAM TEAM

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Below is the poem entitled POETS DREAM TEAM which was written by poet Louis Spence. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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POETS DREAM TEAM

Blake was chosen keeper,
For massive hands had he  
Yeats the lanky sweeper
And Keats at number three 
  
Whitman wore the five shirt 
With Masefield to his right  
Thus they had a back line 
Of energy and might  

Shakespeare had been brought in 
At quite enormous cost 
To complement the midfield 
Of Byron, Burns and Frost 
 
Up front two boyhood heroes 
Whom I revere today  
The tortured Wilfred Owen, 
The brilliant Thomas Gray  

And so it became clear to me  
When first I entered Heaven 
That I would have to go somewhat  
To make the First Eleven.

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  1. Date: 6/4/2010 2:17:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round Louis. I wish you the best in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/1/2010 7:18:00 AM
    brilliant and fun. It reminds of a programme on poetry hosted by hugh lawrie, he talked of the strength of our poetry team also. Though not as fun as how you have made it.

    Spence Avatar Louis Spence
    Date: 5/28/2011 8:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Muchos gracias, amigo. And much appreciated. Louis
  1. Date: 5/21/2010 9:04:00 AM
    Louis, excellent job - Congratulations on having your poetry featured this week, mj

    Spence Avatar Louis Spence
    Date: 5/28/2011 8:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Mike for that slam dunk from you. Much appreciated
  1. Date: 5/18/2010 12:08:00 PM
    Many congrats on your wonderful featured piece - it's gone straight to my favs. Rgds Janette

    Spence Avatar Louis Spence
    Date: 5/28/2011 8:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Many many thanks, Janette. Much appreciated, believe me.
  1. Date: 5/17/2010 5:00:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Louis. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/12/2009 9:28:00 AM
    Wow, Louis! What an amazing way you have of bringing the British Romantic poets (and some others) onto the field, ready for the kickoff in heaven. Love football and really enjoyed reading this poem about your starting lineup!!! Terrific! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/12/2009 9:05:00 AM
    nicely written, keep sharing. Welcome to the soup!!

    Spence Avatar Louis Spence
    Date: 5/28/2011 8:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Many many thanks, Doris. Very kind of you. Louis
  1. Date: 9/12/2009 8:47:00 AM
    hmm, this is a well penned poem, very creative and thoughtful. i love the flow of words. keep writing = you are great. Love Adeleke

    Spence Avatar Louis Spence
    Date: 5/28/2011 8:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Lovely name you have there, Adeleke. Many thanks for your kind comments. Louis
  1. Date: 9/12/2009 5:30:00 AM
    Welcome to PoetrySoup Louis. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors.I hope you will be joining us as a premium member here at the site. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/12/2009 3:58:00 AM
    Interesting thoughts put to pen. Sara

    Spence Avatar Louis Spence
    Date: 5/28/2011 8:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Sara for your time and your comments. Louis