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Saturday, June 26, 2010

poetry in soccer legends

How do legends move?
I had chosen scenes with soccer legends and a friend told me to compare it with contemporary poets.
The soccer show can be paralleled with language show found in poetry. For each decade I found poets contemporary with the legendary soccer actions.

~2000 Zidane - as from lines by Billy Collins (n.1941) / Suheir Hammad (n.1973)/ Yehuda Amichai (1924 - 2000)

anii 80-90 Maradona with all kind of precious moves as from Nimah Nawwab (n.1966)/ Michael Ondaatje (n.1954) or from classics Vasko Popa (1922-1991)/ Jorge Luis Borges (1899 - 1986)

anii 70 Johann Cruyff with direct executions as Jacques Prévert (1900-1977)/Pasolini (1922-1975)

anii 60 Pele in pain and fantasy as from Paul Celan (1920-1970)/ Ginsberg (1926-1997)

anii 50 Lev Iasin, a goalkeeper that became the best european player in 1962 calls for contemporary poetic performances by T.S.Eliot (1888–1965)/ Pablo Neruda (1904–1973)/ Nazim Hikmet (1902–1963)

anii 30 Puskas dramatic and historical as Esenin (1895-1925)/ Cavafy (1863-1933)/ Jozsef Attila (1905–1937)

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