- Five Poems
A Haiku for Ernie Banks
Let's play two, Ernie,On the sunlit green grass ofElysian Fields.
In 1961North Dakotan Roger Maris,more in tune with apple orchardsthan the Big Apple,still topped Babe Ruth(that Sultan of Swat),even with 61* lbs. of pressureOn his shoulders. [End Page 1]
Cal(vin Coolidge Julius Caesar Tuskahoma) McLish winds his way through Brooklyn Pittsburgh the Cubs Cleveland Cincinnatithe White Sox. Last stop: Philadelphia.
Stu Miller,All 165 lbs.'Lifted' by the Candlestick wind,Not quite like Dorothy's houseIn Kansas,But enough for a balkAt the 1961 All-Star Game,Where he was the winning pitcherDespite the Aeolian intervention.RIP 1-4-15 [End Page 2]
Carl Yastrzemski.his last namea riot of Polish consonants,creating havoc with line-ups,scorecards,and autographs.
What to do to tameThis alphabetic nor'easter?
Yaz [End Page 3]
walter biskupski is a former teacher of English and Social Studies from Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a baseball researcher, and participated in the writing of the history of the Indianapolis Indians, published in the late 1980s. He is also a self-proclaimed poet.