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Senryu Sequence

 

Take Me Out To The Ball Game

 

Pre-game:

 

Bobblehead Day
pigeons in the bleachers
pecking seeds

Yankee Tribute Day
8 Yogi Berra's
in the front row

Old Timer's Game
Whitey Ford's fastball
clocked at 28 mph

autograph signing
the line of outstretched notepads
above the dugout

 

The game:

 

knuckleball
the infielders watch
a flying bat

fastball
a thud in the mitt
before he swings

towering foul ball
a fan's leaping catch
to stadium applause

strike three!
different fingers fly
from ump and batter

7th inning stretch
the heightened aroma
of hot dogs and beer

14th inning
a stray pigeon wobbles
into the empty bullpen

15th inning
the shortstop becomes
the pitcher

walk-off home run
homer pigeons
nodding in the stands

 

Post-game:

 

game over
the slap of high fives
from the infield

next day
watching my team win again...
instant replay

 

 

About Al Fogel

 

I 'm Al Fogela 65 year old retired gentleman--residing in Miami Beach, Fl. I'm new to haiku and senryu and began writing them in August 2010 and have never looked back. I have poems scheduled to appear in a future issue of Notes from the Geanand recently was awarded a "runner up" position in the annual Haiku Calendar Competition 2010 sponsored by Snapshot Press.

This is Al Fogel's first appearance in Sketchbook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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