Tuesday, January 26, 2010

the pallbearers:
nae scrum
sae tichtly bund




the pallbearers:
no scrum
so tightly bound


(for Bill McLaren 1923-2010
rugby commentator and Gentleman)

10 comments:

  1. like the pivot "scrum"

    much love
    gillena

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  2. Fine tribute, and yes, the scrum is so fitting. _m

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  3. Another vote for "scrum."

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  4. one more run
    to draw with
    the life itself

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  5. Lovely poem for the quintessential voice of rugby. I remember long boring rainy Saturday afternoons as a kid in the 70's when all that was on TV worth watching would be the rugby. Bill McLaren's brogue is a familiar and comforting one from my early years. One that ranks (for me) alongside my Dad's old schoolmate Brian Cant and the late Oliver Postgate.

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  6. Nice one John. I didn't know. But I can hear those dulcet tones. A great commentator. On a par with Peter O'Sullevan, Eddie Waring, David Coleman and other icons of that ilk. And a gentleman too. Wonderful!

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  7. Good stuff John - and no doubt Bill McClaren would have found the perfect phrase to describe it...

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  8. apt tribute John, especially for a gentleman...

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  9. Deep images here. I will miss a friend this week.

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