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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

steroids

steroids—
where have you gone
Roger Maris

7 Comments:

Blogger A.Decker said...

I like that. Nice flashback for those of us seasoned enough.
I know a little about haiku, don't know what a senryu is, but I like short poetry, so I'm enjoying your site.

9:32 AM  
Anonymous ed markowski said...

HGH...
WW
BRD???


Hope all is well with you
& Merry Christmas.

Ed Markowski

2:24 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Welcome aboard, a. decker. Senryu is a kind of poem formally identical to haiku but focusing on human, especially social, interaction, often in a humorous, ironic, and/or satirical tone; alternatively, the emphasis may be on pathos. Books like the popular "Haikus for Jews" and others like it are, in strict terms, collections of senryu rather than haiku.

Ed, I'll be in touch. Meanwhile, I'll get my Lone Ranger decoder ring out. I've got as far as hgh.

3:11 PM  
Anonymous ed markowski said...

bill,
what would babe ruth do?
ed

4:25 PM  
Anonymous ed markowski said...

bill,
this letter poem approaches the topic from two distinct angles...

1. the shady world of performance enhancers, those that can't be detected, "designer steroids" etc,
thus the use of letters rather than words.

2. babe ruth basically "saved" baseball after chicago threw the 1919 series. in the "universe " of
baseball, the babe is christ's equal, thus the play on the
WWJD? bracelets.


spring snow...
the knuckleball pitcher's
fastball fools me

6:50 PM  
Blogger Judy Kamilhor said...

Sad but true. Maybe now guys like Jim Rice will get into the Hall of Fame, the old fashioned way.

kami

4:48 PM  
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6:33 AM  

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