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July 14, 2009 · No Comments

…even better than golf is baseball!  There is a fine tradition of writing about baseball, and this little gem should be right there with the old glove that you take to the game: Baseball Haiku: The Best Haiku Ever Written About the Game edited by Cor van den Heuvel and Nanae Tamura. It’s as simple as a knuckleball; a collection haiku about baseball by American and Japanese poets.  Here are two by Imai Sei:

the baseball stadium’s
ten-thousand empty seats
the first swallow

a ground-rule double
any ball that’s hit into
the green onion field

All star game is tonight, a perfect choice for such a day!

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