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August 02, 2020

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I love this poem! Thanks for featuring it.

Nice to see this old friend (also this old friend's photo!).

Beautiful poem!

I went to High School with this articulate lady and unfortunately have seen her rarely since our graduation. No matter how often we have seen each other, she always has left me with the thought of her brilliant mind and a wonderful personality to go with it. The above poem in my mind just shows a beautiful interpretation of the famous line by Tom Hanks, "There is no crying in baseball". For all of us that have played the sport, reading this poem brings back so many memories of those mixed emotions the love of this game has given us. Great poem by a truly special lady that I feel lucky to have known over the years. It was fun to read and nice to remember!

You're welcome. I knew you'd like it.

Karen Sagstetter has hit a homerun!

I know more about baseball now than I did when I opened the link to this page. But I think I always knew it had some connection to eternity and the sublime.

I'm in the same boat as you, Bernard. But many poets are baseball-obsessives (Elinor Nauen, Charles North, David Lehman, P. Inman, Ethelbert Miller, and many more). There will be more baseball poems to come.

And good to see you here, David, as well.

Christopher---Agreed.

David---I'm hoping she was a juvenile delinquent in high school.

It has rattled around in my head for the past three or four days. It's percussive and driving at the same time. But the reason it remains is becasue of its take on death. Baseball and death. The season is now. Bravo.

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