The Fieldsman in the Floppy White Hat

His hat is a halo

that is lifted by the breeze,

but before it flies away

he snatches it

with both hands full stretch,

as if taking a screamer

at first slip.




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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. I enjoyed this very much, DB. Thirty-two words that encapsulate a scene with so much movement, culture and everyday life in it.

    How about you try the same approach to Rafa’s service action? I’ll give you 250 words to try to fit it all in.

  2. Well played,DB

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