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Re: Body dishonesty

From:

Bill Wootton <[log in to unmask]>

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Poetryetc: poetry and poetics

Date:

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 08:38:44 +0000

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... and we won’t mention tampering, Patrick.

Bill

On Wed, 28 Mar 2018 at 7:24 pm, Patrick McManus <
[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Thanks Bill all that deception is tiring!!
>
>
> On 28/03/2018 06:02, Bill Wootton wrote:
> > Thanks Jill and Sheila. I suppose, Jill, it came from the tampering
> fiasco
> > somewhere in my mind. Not sure that feign was the write word, settled for
> > feint in my second version this afternoon. Body dishonesty, Sheila, is
> the
> > crux of it but I’m not sure this warrants the title. I want it to lead to
> > that.
> >
> > No stomach for playing sport
> >
> >
> > Not willing or able
> >
> > to do what is required
> >
> >
> > First noticed this
> >
> > around ten years old
> >
> >
> > trying to tackle from behind
> >
> > an eight year old in the backyard
> >
> >
> > who scooped down
> >
> > on the run
> >
> >
> > made as if
> >
> > to pick up the footy
> >
> >
> > Hands nowhere near it
> >
> > when I pinned his arms
> >
> >
> > He bellowed in outrage
> >
> > How did he do that
> >
> >
> > Holding the man
> >
> > it used to be called
> >
> >
> > Racquet games too
> >
> > require a big swing
> >
> >
> > then looking like you’re
> >
> > going to plant that sucker
> >
> >
> > deep in the backhand court
> >
> > before adjusting
> >
> >
> > and plonking it short
> >
> > disguising the shot
> >
> >
> > the object being
> >
> > to feint
> >
> >
> > deceive your opponent
> >
> > physically lie
> >
> >
> > Skills are handy
> >
> > and stamina
> >
> >
> > strength and agility
> >
> > but deception is key
> >
> >
> > Confidence, timing
> >
> > but ultimately
> >
> >
> > you must be capable
> >
> > again and again
> >
> >
> > of body
> >
> > dishonesty
> >
> >
> > which I can’t
> >
> > sustain
> >
> >
> > bw
> >
> > arvo
> >
> >
> > Bill
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Wed, 28 Mar 2018 at 3:12 pm, Sheila Murphy <[log in to unmask]>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Bill, I am very moved by this and recognize that truth to essence you
> show.
> >> One day all of us may learn what to do with or about an opponent. To
> this
> >> day, I have no idea.
> >>
> >> On Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 2:54 PM, Bill Wootton <[log in to unmask]
> >
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Why I’m no good at sport
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> I’m simply not willing
> >>>
> >>> or able to feign
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> About 10 y o
> >>>
> >>> when I first noticed this
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> trying to tackle an 8 y o
> >>>
> >>> in the backyard
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Ian made as if
> >>>
> >>> to pick up the footy
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> hands nowhere near it
> >>>
> >>> when I pinned his arms
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Holding the man
> >>>
> >>> it used to be called
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Racquet games too
> >>>
> >>> require a big swing
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> then a look like you’re
> >>>
> >>> going to plant that sucker
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> in the backhand court
> >>>
> >>> before adjusting
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> and plonking it short
> >>>
> >>> disguising the shot
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> the point being
> >>>
> >>> you must pretend
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> deceive your opponent
> >>>
> >>> physically lie
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> skills are handy
> >>>
> >>> and stamina
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> strength and agility
> >>>
> >>> but deception is key
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> confidence, timing
> >>>
> >>> but ultimately
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> you must be capable
> >>>
> >>> again and again
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> of body
> >>>
> >>> dishonesty
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> which I can’t
> >>>
> >>> sustain
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> bw
> >>>
> >>> 28.3.18
> >>>
>

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