Our Poet in Residence Sarah Wardle has added to her work and has penned a poem titled 'Jol's Goals'.
Sarah was appointed in April 2004, a lecturer in poetry at Middlesex University and a previous winner of Poetry Review’s New Poet of the Year Award.
All weekend long I’m seeing colours, hearing songs,
‘I’m Tottenham till I die’, ‘The Spurs go marching on’,
‘Same old Arsenal’ to the tune of Big Ben,
and now ‘It’s raining goals’ in a world of men.
In a week they’ve netted nine goals for Jol,
jousting opposition as the stands kick them on
and board flashes, Beauty Kanoute, Go Defoe,
publishing each score like a Gallup poll.
A week’s a long time in the Premiership.
Spurs are rearing, chafing at the bit.
‘It’s raining goals at White Hart Lane’,
repeats the action replay and refrain.
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