Sunday, June 14, 2009

Poetry Train Monday - 105 - Found Our Way Back

For today's Poetry Train offering, I created a found poem from interview quotes given by Pittsburg Penguins captain Sidney Crosby on winning his first Stanley Cup last Friday at age 21.

He is two years younger than Wayne Gretzky was when he first hoisted the Cup.

Sidney hails from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia - and that's where I'm sitting right now as I type this. We're pretty excited about Sidney's dream come true around here.

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Photo by Rebecca Cook

Found Our Way Back

Hard - watch clock tick down
Lot heavier than I thought
Guys stepping up. Team.

- Sidney Crosby

Photo by Shaun Best

Susan Helene Gottfried says I BET you Cole Harbour people are proud. Thanks for sharing him.

Ellievellie says The Penguins beat our own Carolina Hurricanes in the Conference final. It was a sad day when the dream was over.

Travis says Isn't it great when the home town boy does good?


Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I BET you Cole Harbor people are proud. It's deserved, too. A rare talent sprang from your city.

Thanks for sharing him.

Anonymous said...

It is hard for me to watch this pictures. The penguins beat our own Carolina Hurracanes in the Conference final. It was a sad day when the dream was over. But life goes on...

Travis said...

Congrats! Isn't it great when the home town boy does good?

Julia Smith said...

Susan - Cole Harbour is only a piece of the larger city of Halifax. It's actually nearly countryside out here. Seaside countryside. But we do have a great rink...

Ellievellie - Sorry to bring back the heartbreak. Pittsburgh lost their Stanley Cup last year, and everyone here was crushed on Sidney Crosby's behalf. Even though he was just a baby and we knew it would only be a matter of time before he hoisted the Cup. Still, it was a crusher.

Travis - It's freaky that someone from this humble piece of eastern Canada is that spectacular.

gautami tripathy said...

Although I don't understand the significance of it, I am happy for you!

spooky does it

Julia Smith said...

Gautami - The Stanley Cup is the World Cup of hockey. If you're Canadian, it's the most important sports trophy on the planet.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I'm watching the parade and the look on Sid's face... wow. He's reveling in the moment, drinking it all in -- and hungry for more.


Julia Smith said...

Susan! I wish I was watching it with you! I can't wait for highlights of the parade later, on the news. Or YouTube.

Linda Jacobs said...

How exciting for you! I lost interest when the Boston Bruins lost. I love sports.

Cool haiku!

Thomma Lyn said...

Congratulations to Sidney -- how proud all of you must be in Cole Harbour! And I enjoyed your found poem. :)

Andy Sewina said...

Yeah, congrats, on winning the Stanley Cup! I'll let our Stan know!!