Wednesday, August 3, 2011

"Rounding Third": A Review

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a Spenserian sonnet for Ann, Marilyn, Sylvia, Victoria,
and the Chenango River Theatre


The ball a sphere, a diamond all beside:
How straight the line to race, and player-aim!
From life-irregularity to hide,
A wife that died, a friend one feared to blame,

The lure of Brigadoon, the crying shame
Of piping over hills and far away,
The shoelace, Fury-tool, the fool of fame,
The farce-incarceration every day

By cellphone and the company-display
Of diligent subjection to the rule...
The baseball gem: how bright, but will it stay
A guiding light, or morph into a ghoul?

Though foes arose, a growing hope was heard
Resounding, for they'd found a rounding third.

     --Martin Bidney, copyright 2011

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