Title: Saudade

Author: Andrew Johnston

In: Sport 39: 2011

Publication details: Fergus Barrowman, 2013, Wellington

Part of: Sport

Keywords: Verse Literature

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Sport 39: 2011


page 142


So Dad (no more
sad songs) happy

to have reached the very idea
after so much arriving:

permanent yesterday. Now
that you’re a xylophone,

monsieur, life is soft,
but there are moments of striving

to hear, above the sodden ground,
the sound of padded hammers.