SuperVerse†† Sports Poems from Hoosier Poets

Super Bowl XLVI in the Year of the Dragon

††††††††† Joyce Brinkman

††††††††† (Indiana Poet Laureate 2002-2008)


Untold traces of rabbitís tracks remain

though the dragon breathes fresh life

on winterís waiting path.


Eyes look to the skies. Debate the weather,

wonder whether bets will pay off.


Will Patriots stitch together a win, or

suffer a Giant thumping?The drum beat

heats up, quickens its tempo, our pulse.


The temperature and new moon rise.

Still in its heart, Indy bleeds blue.