Being a bit of a poetry fan TonbridgeBlog was particularly amused, entertained and somewhat surprised that Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy felt moved enough to write about David Beckham's achilles heel. Who says poetry can't reach out to a mass audience?! Here it is as published in the Mirror today:
Achilles (for David Beckham)
Myth's river- where his mother dipped him, fished him, a slippery
golden boy flowed on, his name on its lips. Without him, it was
prophesised, they would not take Troy.
Women hid him, concealed him in girls' sarongs; days of sweetmeats,
spices, silver songs...
but when Odysseus came,
with an athlete's build, a sword and a shield, he followed him to the
battlefield, the crowd's roar,
and it was sport, not war,
his charmed foot on the ball...
but then his heel, his heel, his heel...