1. Ed DeCaria said...


    I had fun with this one. I was just so mesmerized by that pitch. @harrypav and I were marveling about it on Twitter and I just could not get the pitch out of my head, so I had to write about it.

    Believe it or not, the haiku-like 17-syllable count here was accidental—perhaps the subconscious at work?

    The poem-within-the-poem …

    I see
    you’ll be
    on your knees

    … was intentional. Basically, this is Darvish making two statements—one as a thoughtful pitcher, one as a domineering force. I chose red glow to mimic the spin of the seams on the baseball.

    It’s POETRYf/x!


  2. Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

    I confess I’m not much for baseball, but you do know how to pitch a great poem!

  3. Ed DeCaria said...

    Michelle/Bridget/Doraine/Laura—thank you all for visiting, reading, and commenting. Glad you enjoyed it!

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