Contest Winner

To make his mark
he had to fly
and to add sparks
he kneed a guy
(who had misread)
upside his head
His ball the call

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2021

Image of Shai Bolton’s Mark of the Year contender courtesy of Richmond FC

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For those who don’t follow Australian Rules Football, a mark is when a player catches a ball after it has been kicked. A contested mark is when multiple players try to catch it at the same time. Contested marks can get very interesting when you have players flying in at speed and with rather high leaps! 😁

No Northern Hell

The bicycles
are up on blocks
Not on cobbles
nor chasing clocks
No peloton
should dare go on
with this virus

(C) Stephen W. Buchanan 2020

Image 14/04/2019 Paris-Roubaix (C) Gruber Images from the Paris-Roubaix Best of 2019 photos.

Written for the postponed Paris-Roubaix 2020 bicycle race, also known as “The Hell of the North.”

Originally published advertising free at “If You Haven’t Got A Sonnet