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David Beckham Becomes Achilles!

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Britain's national poet, Carol Ann Duffy has found a new muse!

And surprisingly enough, it's footballer David Beckham!

Duffy was inspired by Beckham's recent injury and has crafted together a poem that "imagines Beckham as the ancient Greek hero Achilles."


Duffy's poem includes Beckham disguised "in girls' sarongs; days of sweetmeats, spices, silver songs" and on the playing field, "his charmed foot on the ball."

Pretty creative, if U ask us!

[Image via WENN.]

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9 comments to “David Beckham Becomes Achilles!”

  1. 1

    He's so cute, Victoria is lucky! www.fashionateme.com

  2. 2

    Creative? So far..not really!

  3. 3

    You want his sweetmeat, Perez.

  4. 4


  5. 5

    Here it is, a bit of culture:

    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 prophesied, 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…

    Carol Ann Duffy is a fantastic poet, national treasure - and Perez, she's gay. You missed that one!

  6. koe says – reply to this


    Ergh I had to study Carol Ann Duffys poetry… Not. A. Fan.

  7. 7

    Oh god, Now now this fraud is being compared to a greek god? LULZLZOLZOKAORFL

  8. 8

    And Achilles had a lover named Patroclus. Looks like she kind of "forgot" to mention this.

  9. <3 :D says – reply to this


    have been studying her work for the past 2 years. and had to go to one of her live readings - not enjoyable.