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January 16, 2014

Diamond Verses


Masaoka Shiki, the fourth of Japan’s great haiku masters, is a member of the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame.

spring breeze
this grassy field makes me
want to play catch

like young cats
still ignorant of love
we play with a ball

the trick
to ball catching
the willow in a breeze

– Futility Closet

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 16, 2014 11:41 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

Your Say

Favorite line from Moneyball:

We are all told at
some point we can no longer
play the children's game.

We just don’t know when.
Some at eighteen, some forty,
but we all are told.

Posted by: Gagdad Bob at January 16, 2014 12:29 PM

See Dick.
See Dick run.
Run Dick, run.

See Jane
See Jane run.
Run Jane run.

Posted by: Jack at January 16, 2014 1:15 PM

Or as Shiki said:
Besuboru no michi

Posted by: Jim in Alaska at January 17, 2014 11:55 AM

Please explain this line: "like young cats
still ignorant of love"

After watching the above "Robot Girl Bar/Giant Fembots / The Japanese. Nuked too much or not Enough
and then this haiku from a Master I disrepair.

Posted by: grace at January 17, 2014 5:45 PM

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