June 26, 2009

Ashes 2009

Ashes poetry on Twitter

Nishi Narayanan

Neil Fannon and Thomas Walsh, the creators of the concept album Duckworth and Lewis Method, be warned: they have competition in the little-tapped-into cricket music industry this summer. Npower, the sponsors of England cricket, have employed David Fine to compose poems during the upcoming Ashes series. Fine also did poetry and sketches during the previous series but this time they will be on Twitter.

Fine said writing on Twitter, with its 150-character limit, was like writing a haiku. On his blog ashespoetry, Fine said the first poem of the series will be titled Cellophane. Here's an extract from his poem on Stuart Clark from the 2006-07 series.

Not that you’d notice him for seeing, the sort of bloke in the office who always comes to work on time to a tidy desk all parts done efficiently yesterday. Pays the drinks kitty and sweepstake promptly and tells the sharpest stories about the bosses secretly (not that you notice him for seeing.)

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