Like the sun rising and setting
Like the thunderous roar of a bull rhino
Like the sleek, quick grace of a gazelle,
The player springs into the eye
And lights the world with fires
Of a million dreams, a million aspirations.
The batsman-hero climbs the skies,
Strikes the earth-ball for six
And the landscape rolls with the ecstasy of the magic play.
Through the covers, the warrior thrusts a majestic cut
Lighting the day with runs
As bodies reel and tumble,
Hands clap, eyes water
And hearts move inside out.
The volcano erupts!
Blows the game apart.
About this poem
This poem, representing Trinidad and Tobago, is part of The Written World – our collaboration with BBC radio to broadcast a poem from every single nation competing in London 2012.