Dhani Tackles Poetry: ‘The Dancing Leprechaun’

Travel Blog  •  Dhani Jones  •  04.13.09 | 4:29 PM ET

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NFL linebacker and Renaissance man Dhani Jones hosts the new Travel Channel show, Dhani Tackles the Globe.

Like any good Renaissance man, he’s writing poems inspired by the travel experiences featured on each show.

The topic of tonight’s journey: Spain’s Basque Country.

The Dancing Leprechaun

In the blink of an eye, the bullet passing by, I’m amused at the compilation,
the assortment,
the distraction which is the ballet written on the granite wall.
The pelota, considered what some might suggest,
is the test,
to defy gravity and bend with the basket.
I lean on life like I lean on the court for support it keeps me lifted. My feet move quickly like a dancing leprechaun not far away searching for the pot of gold.
For in the stands mama y papa bet at hand the game they wish to unfold. The odds the bookie takes pacing the people as they consume tapas and xcholi galore.
The Basque country,
the Basque region,
its passion,
pride and legend they consider and more.
I am a man who has traveled so far to reach this point of flexibility. The ocean of San Sebastian, consider its beauty and amongst those that fight for immortality.
Yet, you can reflect while chewing chuleta. Indulge while chorizo is on the mind.
But never not now, will you ever forget that very first time. 

Makalani ‘09
Carpe Diem ...

An NFL linebacker, fashion entrepreneur, environmental philanthropist, community volunteer and all-around Renaissance man, Dhani Jones hosts the Travel Channel show Dhani Tackles the Globe, where he travels the world exploring the ways in which traditional sports help to define culture.

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