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  • Five Poems
  • Walter Biskupski (bio)

A Haiku for Ernie Banks

RIP 1/23/15

Let's play two, Ernie,On the sunlit green grass ofElysian Fields.

Maris

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 McLish

Cal(vin Coolidge    Julius Caesar        Tuskahoma)            McLish                winds                    his way                        through                    Brooklyn                Pittsburgh            the Cubs        Cleveland    Cincinnatithe White Sox.    Last stop:  Philadelphia.

Stu Miller

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]

Yaz

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?

Oh, yes.

Yaz [End Page 3]

Walter Biskupski

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.

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ISSN
1534-1844
Print ISSN
1188-9330
Pages
pp. 1-3
Launched on MUSE
2021-08-03
Open Access
No
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