Sky Surfer

I don’t usually write poems. For one thing they’re very hard to get published and for another, those that are published tend to make no earthly sense whatsoever. (Sometimes, a red wheelbarrow is just a red wheelbarrow.) When a poem does appear after my byline, it’s not so much that I’ve written it as I’ve translated something Nature shared. It’s amazing what the world around us is saying when we simply pay attention to it. Anyway, while planting lima beans in the garden this morning, Nature tapped me on the shoulder and said, “Hey, look up in the sky!” I guess Nature had been watching an episode of Superman. It then gleefully recited the following, which I have placed in a fancy font and color to make it look like a real poem. Nature then asked me when I was going to post something about baseball again, to which I answered, “Soon.”  (By the way, if anyone has an appropriate photo, please post! Nature just laughed at my camera when I went to take a picture. Hey, Nature can be cruel, too.)

Surfing the thermals, the hawk skimmed across the broad blue sky.
It rode those invisible waves higher and higher
Until it was outta sight, dude.


Thats one of Nature’s beauties; It makes Its point and then goes on Its merry way.

About Austin Gisriel

You know the guy that records a baseball game from the West Coast in July and doesn't watch it until January just to see baseball in the winter? That's me. I'm a writer always in search of a good story, baseball or otherwise.
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6 Responses to Sky Surfer

  1. Martha says:

    Nature apparently has a sense of humor with which I am extremely familiar . . . . . . . . 🙂


  2. Don Hoover says:

    I was with you on this one until you said you were planting Lima Beans. String Beans, Lettuce, Tomatoes, anything but Lima Beans, Please !!


    • Funny how lima beans are either loved or hated! Now, Don, how about the answer to that question about perfect games that you posed? I can’t think of an error that wouldn’t ruin the perfection, but do you know something I don’t? (Most people do.)


  3. Don Hoover says:

    This one baffled me too: In the opinion of the scorekeeper, if a player drops a foul ball that is catchable, it is ruled an error. However, the perfect game stays in tact when the batter makes and out on a fair ball. He still does not reach 1st base.


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