Friday, March 11, 2016

Friday Poem

Art and Environment
Edward Hessler

By Caroline Culler (User:Wgreaves)
(Own work) [Public domain],
via Wikimedia Commons

An annual event known as spring training gets some ink and space in the sports sections of newspapers this time of year. There is news from the Florida Grapefruit League and the Cactus League on the promises of the coming season as well as the warnings. "To be clear, it doesn't always work out."

I love this playful and carefully observed poem about baseball by May Swenson (1913-1989).  I like it more than I like the game although I can understand the pleasure of sitting in a stadium under a blue sky overlooking a great green patch and watching a game while admiring the skills of the players.

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