Monday, November 19, 2012


The level of play continues to climb.
The flow of the match becomes more fluid.

This season we saw the future.

Next season we will live there,
still chasing that rock-hard ball.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

With a Stick and a Ball

Hockey never really ends.

While those segments by
which we measure our stature,
the seasons, wax and wane
leading to one culminating event
and another and this award
or no award or this trophy,
held high, or that one removed
and handed to the latest recipient,

Hockey, like all of life,
flows in a forward direction,
it brings us pleasure and pain,
but mostly it is a framework
upon which we hang our hopes,
and really our own well-being
and joy at being alive and running
with  a stick and a ball.