Poems About Basketball

  • a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop
  • Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five players try to score points by throwing or "shooting" a ball through the top of a basketball hoop while following a set of rules. Basketball is one of the most popular and widely viewed sports in the world.
  • A game played between two teams of five players in which goals are scored by throwing a ball through a netted hoop fixed above each end of the court
  • The inflated ball used in this game
  • an inflated ball used in playing basketball
  • (poet) a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)
  • (poem) a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines
  • (poetic) of or relating to poetry; "poetic works"; "a poetic romance"
  • A piece of writing that partakes of the nature of both speech and song that is nearly always rhythmical, usually metaphorical, and often exhibits such formal elements as meter, rhyme, and stanzaic structure
  • Something that arouses strong emotions because of its beauty
poems about basketball
poems about basketball - Hoop Kings
Hoop Kings - Poems About Basketball Greats
Hoop Kings - Poems About Basketball Greats
Children's Hardcover with 37 colorful pages with the players photographs. Approx. size: 8 1/2 x 12". Jump right in and discover the unique skills of twelve of the best men in basketball. With pumping, energetic world play, Charles R. Smith Jr. captures all the drive and drama that each of these professionals brings to the game. Read along, maybe one of the tributes describes you, too! Contents: Allen Iverson, Vince Carter, Tim Duncan, Steve Francis, Kevin Garnett, Shaquille O'Neal, Jason Kidd, Stephon Marbury, Tracy McGrady, Chris Webber, Jason Williams, Kobe Bryant.

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Another illustration I did for my poetry anthology -- this time for D.H. Lawrence's "Afternoon in School - The Last Lesson." I drew a bell, a student sitting at a desk dreaming about basketball, and math, science, and history books on the desk. The "Of the books that lie out on the desks: a full three score" is where of the books came from and "- I will sit and wait for the bell" is the other part of it. Here's the poem and my explication... *********** Afternoon in School - The Last Lesson by D.H.Lawrence When will the bell ring, and end this weariness? How long have they tugged the leash, and strained apart My pack of unruly hounds: I cannot start Them again on a quarry of knowledge they hate to hunt, I can haul them and urge them no more. No more can I endure to bear the brunt Of the books that lie out on the desks: a full three score Of several insults of blotted pages and scrawl Of slovenly work that they have offered me. I am sick, and tired more than any thrall Upon the woodstacks working weariedly. And shall I take The last dear fuel and heap it on my soul Till I rouse my will like a fire to consume Their dross of indifference, and burn the scroll Of their insults in punishment? - I will not! I will not waste myself to embers for them, Not all for them shall the fires of my life be hot, For myself a heap of ashes of weariness, till sleep Shall have raked the embers clear: I will keep Some of my strength for myself, for if I should sell It all for them, I should hate them - - I will sit and wait for the bell. Explication: In this poem, Lawrence talks about school in a way that most students could relate it. He implies that impatience comes about when waiting for the bell to ring and the day to be over. From his point of view, one can get the idea of what he dealt with. What he endured is similar to what a lot of students endure today -- things such as being insulted and having several books to maintain. This poem has a sense of relevance today because it makes students realize that even people living before they did had it a lot worse. *********** I wanted to make it look like it was the last class of the day and the student was impatient, so I tried to. Other than that, expect one or two more illustrations because I thought I only had to do of 'em for five poems because I thought there was a total of ten. There's actually eleven, though, which I don't mind cuz then I might six illustrations done by myself instead of five. The other pictures will be ones printed out from Google Images or whatever. And yeah, I know that some typing kinda shows up above the drawing, but it's not much so I'm not gonna do anything about it. *********** Mechanical pencil, black pen, and colored pencils.
Diorama Rama 2007
Diorama Rama 2007
One of 2 gallery rooms at Diorama Rama 2007. We had about 15 exhibits.

poems about basketball
poems about basketball
The Long Net: Poems About the Great Game of Basketball
The Long Net by Iry Broughton In The Long Net: poems about the great game of basketball, Iry Broughton details the wonder as well as the emotional challenge of a lifetime spent playing hoops. From his high school and college ball days to his meetings with hoop greats like Chuck Taylor, Larry Foust, Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain, Sam Jones and Dave Cowens, Broughton offers a wide-sweep of experience, ranging from higher level play to rowdy pick-up games, city league and street-court shoot-outs. In these poems, he brings the power of poetry to capture and convey a passion that marks this remarkable, popular, and enduring sport. There was "Magic" in our National Championship season in 1979. There is also magic in Iry Broughton's poems about basketball and his lifetime addiction to the game. A must-read for anyone who enjoys poetry or basketball or both. Jud Heathcote Head Basketball Coach, Michigan State, ret. A top-flight basketball player himself and a poet of distinction and originality; Try Broughton brings together these two gifts in a bright, lively and accessible context. Above and beyond your run-of-the- mill slam dunks, Broughton's hook shot is a wonder to behold. - George Garrett Author, Death of the Fox Iry got game. The Long Net is the kind of book you can go back and read again and again - joyfully. - Raymond Felton, Jr. Point Guard, Charlotte Bobcats