Though hard against the boundary line
he executes a dribble kick.
The footy skips across the turf,
then somehow trickles through the sticks.




A small sample of my Peter Daicos collection.




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




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. Nice, Damo.

    I am often sceptical about father/son selections, as often they are afforded opportunities that other kids are not. But young Daicos is certainly stamping himself as worthy.

  2. Luke Reynolds says

    Love it Damo.

    What a beautiful picture of your collection, have no doubt about it being just a “small sample”.

  3. Kevin Densley says

    Sums it up well, DB!

  4. Rulebook says

    Excellent DB !

  5. Poetry in motion Damo for the great Daics who was the ultimate of poetry in motion!

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