Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Anyone for tennis?

With the matches at Queen's Club heralding the approach of Wimbledon again, tennis is in the spotlight, and set me contemplating another post on the subject.:-)


Why
do some
high scoring
tennis players,
serving aces in all the right places,
appear boring enough to make snoring
a secret sport
for those who
shun such
play?                            
In                 
sun-soaked
stands, fans watch
scheduled matches
while  television cameras capture
the audience - unconscious candid shots -
human sardines
packed in rows,
no tins
free.

By chance, I've just discovered that Poets United had the word 'human' as their stepping stone for a poem, which I happen to have included in the one I wrote this afternoon! Happenstance, or what?

23 comments:

  1. Glad you stumbled on the prompt. It's a mystery how we humans place ourselves in "sardine" situations.

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    1. It would never do for me - I don't like crowds - but I do like sardines! lol ♥

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  2. I always laugh at those shots of bored snorers....so mean!

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    1. They brighten the day, that's for sure. I applaud the cameramen who spot them...♥

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  3. Great wordplay Love the unconscious candid shots of human sardines

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    1. It's a case of 'Oh, to see ourselves as others see us'!

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  4. A word does not a motif make--but YOU MAKE THE THEME OF THE PROMPT WORK both literally and figuratively. Have we nothing better to do then bore and be bored? Show skill and induce boredom? I wonder if even those of us who are protesting these days enmasse can be seen in the light of the can of sardines--or freely sardined?

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    1. I can only say, thank goodness for tin openers? lol

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  5. I don't watch sports on tv so I will have to take your word on the bored spectators

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    1. Luckily, they are few and far between. :-)

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  6. I must be a lonely tuna, as I avoid sardine-packed places. LOL.

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  7. Aw...This gave me some smile :) Cheers for the witty cameramen :)

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    1. They don't get enough credit... ♥

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  8. Interests change don't they? Once I was happy to go to sporting events and even live concerts but now it is just me in front of the computer screen and I am boss!

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    1. In charge of on/off switches is a great feeling. :-) ♥

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  9. Yes the power game can get pretty tedious. Always more interesting to see some real skill and deftness at the net! I like these tennis poems!

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    1. There may be a few more to come, once Wimbledon tokes over from Queen's - tennis mania is alive and well in the UK. lol

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  10. Your poem describes why I avoid sporting matches of all kinds!

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    1. But television tennis is a whole new ballgame. Hehehe.

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  11. Coincidentally, the strawberry stand around the corner just opened. Strawberries and Wimbledon.

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    1. I'm glad to say I have some strawberries waiting in my fridge, even as I type.Yum yum...

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  12. Nothing like candid shots to show human reaction!

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