Video poem: Sport and Poetry x 2

Round One:

Now here is an interesting poetry performance – a sports personality reading a poem – A BBC commentator, Mishal Husain, lined up for presentation on the Olympics.  In my opinion, it is (whisper it) a not very good reading as it wins for diction and scores low on passion.

 

How odd that sports commentating is expected to produce excited, exclamatory commenting, emotional outbursts – but poetry, not.  Why?

Round 2:

What would the poem sound if read by an excited sports commentator as one man runs for his goal?  Like this:

 

 

 

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