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WalkaboutsVerse 21 Jun 10 - 04:54 PM
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Subject: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 21 Jun 10 - 04:54 PM

Wimbledon 2010 started today (also, our summer solstice)...

Poem 195 of 230: MUSING ON WIMBLEDON - SUMMER 2002

2001 got somewhat cheeky,
    So, on my T.V., I was pleased to see
Old-fashioned etiquette about the net...
    But oh! to get among the coaching set.
Thus, here is a feature that I'd teach:
    Two-hands each side – either off when can't reach.
And, as for thoughts on pay, I do not say
    "Amateur play" but "spread-out the outlay."

(C) David Franks 2003
From http://walkaboutsverse.webs.com

As he said himself, thought Federa was a tad lucky to get through the first round...


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Melissa
Date: 21 Jun 10 - 04:56 PM

I've been wondering where you were, WAV.
Welcome back!


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 21 Jun 10 - 05:15 PM

Cheers, Melissa...wouldn't mind trying a Pimms...


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 22 Jun 10 - 04:56 AM

Heard on ITV news yesterday, by the way, that there is now an official Wimbledon Poet in Residence - Matt Harvey is the lucky man.


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 23 Jun 10 - 02:51 AM

Your letter must have got lost WAV.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 23 Jun 10 - 06:10 AM

I don't think it was in the Evening Chronicle, Dave. Alas, here's a couplet about a chap with no such worries - guess who...

Poem 223 of 230: SERIOUS SERVING

We were taught "stand in-plane, like a golfer" -
Who started this "aim at the umpire"?!

(C) David Franks 2003
From http://walkaboutsverse.webs.com


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 23 Jun 10 - 10:18 AM

David, that's the best thing you've ever written.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 23 Jun 10 - 12:52 PM

You can't be serious, Dave?


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Sandman
Date: 23 Jun 10 - 01:01 PM

wav, have you volunteered as poet in residence for the world cup? I think you should


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 23 Jun 10 - 01:04 PM

Matt Harvey is a top man, a hugely talented poet, and one day I would hope to see him offered the Poet Laureateship, if only to see how gracefully he would decline. Nobody is more deserving of a break like this.

He is also a close friend of our family.


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Paco O'Barmy
Date: 23 Jun 10 - 02:19 PM

I wandered lonely as a cock... the ferocious tennis ball hit me in the cock. DAMN! I need a bit more practise at this poetry lark!


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 23 Jun 10 - 02:34 PM

If you want/need to check a bit more tennis, and have access to the BBC, Paco - check Isner v. Mahut - 46 games all in the fifth!


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 23 Jun 10 - 03:38 PM

And now 55 games all. Incredible but a lot of it is ace ace ace!


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 23 Jun 10 - 03:58 PM

Yes I was being serious.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 23 Jun 10 - 04:29 PM

Seriously, for what it's worth, there's plenty I'd disagree with McEnroe on, but not on EVERY set being decided with a tie-breaker. Tennis is enough of a test of stamina without having to play 100s of games!


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Noreen
Date: 23 Jun 10 - 04:32 PM

Still tied as light faded, 59-59 in the final set after 10hours' play.. Back tomorrow for a third day!


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 05:34 AM

Then there's the (RE)scheduling!..."600 games all - tie-breaker will NOW commence."   :-(>


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: KB in Iowa
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 11:41 AM

68-68 now. They have each won enough games in the fifth set alone to have taken eleven regular sets with two games to spare.


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Will Fly
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 12:02 PM

Isner wins 70-68.


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Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 03:08 PM

...and wins well, indeed - Mahut didn't do a lot wrong in that last game, rather a couple of great passing shots from Isner.


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