The Deep Eros of Memory

Five english-language “Haiku” (the 5-7-5 / elementary school variety) inspired by these photographs of baseball players. Pictures from the endlessly beautiful Library of Congress archive.

A woman in the
bleachers just fell deep in love
with his follow-through.

Sure, my brother has
confidence. But he can’t see
the ball to the bat.

One day in August
you came off the disabled
list ready to just kill.

Grown-ups kept asking
“Are you afraid of the ball?”
She’s all: “ball fears me”

George believed in her;
He once believed in baseball,
but that was before.

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Summer Anne Burton is a writer and illustrator living in Austin, Texas. She is drawing pictures of Every Hall of Famer.

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4 years 5 months ago

#4 is terrific (both photo and haiku)

nu billy baroooo?!
nu billy baroooo?!
4 years 4 months ago

yes. back when girls and women wore dresses and actually looked like girls and women. beautiful.