An Hour in Heaven



The demons dwell in heaven for an hour
when witnessing the skills of Robbie Flower.




Strange Game in a Strange Land is a volume of short, playful poems about Flower, Daicos, Doull, Blight and co, and is available from Wilkinson Publishing or direct from the author.



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About Damian Balassone

Damian Balassone is a failed half-forward flanker who writes poetry. He is the author of 'Strange Game in a Strange Land'.


  1. Great imagery, DB! 15 brief words paint a picture worth a thousand more.

  2. Kevin Densley says

    Nice one, Damian! A deft touch is at work here.

  3. DBalassone says

    Thank you Ian and Kevin. Robbie was poetry in motion.


    I met Robbie Flower around 1979 in Canberra.He conducted a footy clinic at Ainslie Primary with Cowboy Neale,our senior coach and myself.The kids loved him and learned many skills .A thoroughly nice man and what a skilful player he was.

  5. DBalassone says

    He certainly was Laurie. I bought a pair of footy boots from him in 1988 – he had a sports store in Forest Hill. I was in awe of the great man, but he was nothing but an absolute gentleman. Very helpful and humble.

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