Sunday, 14 July 2013

Cricketers' Names - Walkers

  To walk or not to walk. Aussies have been famous for not giving anything: "Umpire's job, mate." Gilchrist, indeed, got into some trouble for doing it, with other cricketers and supporters but more especially with Test teammates. "If you are saying you are honest and don't need to go by the umpire's decision, what does that say for the rest of us?"

  But there have been Walkers in Test cricket: Peter Walker for England, Brooke G. K. for New Zealand and even one for Australia, Max Walker or, in full, Maxwell Henry Norman Walker.

Saturday, 13 July 2013

From "Unnecessary Apostrophes and other short poems"

o spring

friday branches shred the wind
monday a cloud of cherry blossom
springs long-awaited surprise

  I would like to submit this to the "Guardian International Apostrophe Day" competition, celebrating apostrophes, as well as pointing out problems. It is taken from my collection "Unnecessary Apostrophes and other short poems".