A Pitcher Worth a Thousand Words

A Pitcher Worth a Thousand Words

A Poem by Astro Annie
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More baseball, this has a dual meaning that shouldn't offend younger readers but those who "get it" should enjoy it. It's a triolet, btw, which is some Medieval French form. I discovered the form as A.Word.A.Day many years ago. I've written two.

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I never knew a pitcher like the one I met today,
He nibbled at the corners, then brought it hard and fast.
Though others have been on the mound, I really have to say,
I never knew a pitcher like the one I met today.
I was trembling in the batter's box, completely blown away.
This was our first encounter — it will not be our last.
I never knew a pitcher like the one I met today,
He nibbled at the corners, then brought it hard and fast.

© 2009 Astro Annie


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Outstanding poem.. I see why you won..
Really such a wonderful life message in this piece.. and about baseball as well.:-)

Posted 11 Years Ago


Hi,
Cool poem. You did a really good job writing this poem. Kat24

Posted 11 Years Ago


Better to be inside with those pitches. The duality is quite nice. If you know baseball you get it, and if you know life and baseball you love it. Nice use of form as well.

Posted 11 Years Ago


Shame on you! (Just kidding.) I'm not familiar with the poetry form you wrote in, but I do like this poem and I really like that it has a double meaning, to take whichever way one wants. The title fits right in with the double meaning. You certainly got a feeling across quite well. If you've actually found this guy, does he have a twin brother? (Again, just kidding.) But I think you did a great job on this one. I really enjoyed it. It really painted quite the "pitcher."

Posted 11 Years Ago


Gives "shaking off the catcher" something of a whole new meaning, doesn't it?

Posted 11 Years Ago


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Added on September 23, 2009

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Astro Annie
Astro Annie

Katy, TX



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You can't put me in a box. I write baseball poetry that rhymes, haiku, sestinas (well one) about dragons, filk lyrics, love songs, short fiction and ... I don't know, whatever I think looks like fun... more..

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