Michael Farrell: there thereabouts

1 April 2003

away putting it into the breeze hed be happy leaves
a away then chops it back picked up leaves back
not a big job a fine edge not really back beautiful
length not really forward mcgraths beautiful the
back length in the end extra pace on the a
drive back foot the batsman has to play a reality
rum drive by butcher confusing kfc & reality taking
the rum punches crystal clear water taking quite
full the opportunity saving the match quite his
right full lbw again well bowled shuffle his him
excellent right foot out of the road through him mind
hardly excellent rhythm fortunate tough one mind the
accuracy hardly varied out of the cordon with the tea
away accuracy the bowler has the advantage tea leaves

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About Michael Farrell

Michael Farrell's I Love Poetry and A Lyrebird: Selected Poems are both out this year (2017): from Giramondo and Blazevox, respectively. His scholarly book, Writing Australian Unsettlement: Modes of Poetic Invention 1796-1945, was published by Palgrave Macmillan.

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