If you listened to the radio show this morning, you heard Matt and Ryan discuss poetry, which, as a true testament to KSR, probably isn’t the most random topic they’ve talked about in the past few years. Maya Angelou’s passing brought up the subject, and even though Ryan doesn’t know who Maya Angelou was, he was able to list other lesser known poets and even recite some verses of Robert Frost’s “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Yet another chapter in the bizarre life of Ryan Lemond.
Eventually, this led to talk of Carlos Toomer, the former UK basketball player who penned some pretty great poetry back in the day. Toomer was Rick Pitino’s first recruit at Kentucky, and after his playing days were over, he wrote a book of poetry that included poems dedicated to fellow former UK players. Back in 2006, we posted those on the site, but since that was almost eight years ago when the site was just a wee baby, I thought it’d be fun to revisit some of them.
What us love?
Is it a force between two beings?
Is it something you feel for one another?
Love, what a wonderful thing
you are who you are
I am who I am, I’m here if you need me
I’ll do what i can
A helping hand for you to hold
A warm heart so you’ll never be cold,
I’ll listen to you whenever you call
I’ll support you so you won’t fall
I’ll walk with you
I’ll hold your hand
I’ll stand beside you
This is the love I have
this is the love i give for free
this love is for my friends
that are closest to me
Bill Keightley-What you are to me…(UofK)Head Manager1963-
Poems are for poets,
Not angles from above.
So I’ll write you a song,
And lave it with love.
I may not be the knight in shining armor,
That you always expected,
But I hope that my love, given to you,
Will not be rejected.
This Valentine’s Day is something special,
And have a day for you and me to enjoy.
If you haven’t gotten the hint,
I’ll write it in this black ink:
I care for you so much,
More then you could ever think.
So if you’ll be my Valentine today,
Maybe our low spirits will go away.
We will be happy for a long while,
And each time we see each other,
I know we’ll smile
I mean, who wouldn’t want Bill Keightley to be their Valentine?
Other topics the guys touched on today: whether or not Ryan’s out of the doghouse, the name “Titus,” and the UK Softball team’s trip to the College World Series, including an interview with head coach Rachel Lawson. Go check it out.