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July 24, 2008

video of the Chautauqua Baseball Haiku Roundtable

Filed under: haijin-haikai news,Haiku or Senryu — David Giacalone @ 11:38 am

. . Baseball Haiku at Chautauqua, June 26, 2008 . .

see the 49-minute Roundtable on video at FORA.tv

Has your game been rained out? Have storms or floods forced you indoors, too? Are you looking for a family- or workplace- safe video to watch at your computer this afternoon? Well, I suggest the 49-minute video of the Base Haiku Roundtable, from the Chautauqua Institution (June 26, 2008), available free online from FORA.tv.

I just discovered FORA.tv today (thanks to Ed Markowski), and it is a Prolific Playground for the Pensive Procrastinator. As they say on their About page:

FORA.tv delivers discourse, discussions and debates on the world’s most interesting political, social and cultural issues, and enables viewers to join the conversation. It provides deep, unfiltered content, tools for self-expression and a place for the interactive community to gather online.

After you’ve watched the Baseball Haiku video, savor some of the poems again, with this reprise from our June 28th recap of the Roundtable:

summer loneliness . . .
dropping the pop up
i toss to myself

… by Ed Markowski – Baseball Haiku (2007); pop up (tribe press, 2004)

biking to the field
under a cloudless sky
my glove on the handlebars

…. by Cor van den Heuvel – Baseball Haiku (2007) and Play Ball (Red Moon Press 1999)

at the produce stand
a kid with a baseball
plays catch with the awning

…. by Al Pizzarelli – from Baseball Haiku (2007); The Windswept Corner (2005)

rainy night
a hole in the radio
where a ballgame should be

…. by Ed MarkowskiBaseball Haiku (2007); Games (2004)

Cor & Ed at the Roundtable (by Sara Etten)

through the blue sky
the tape-wrapped baseball trails
a black streamer

conference on the mound
the pitcher looks down
at the ball in his hand

..… by Cor van den Heuvel, from Baseball Haiku (2007) and Play Ball (Red Moon Press 1999)

late innings
the shortstop backpedals
into fireflies

summer haze infielderG
i pick off
the invisible man on first

“red hots!”
for an instant i’m ten
and
father’s still alive

April rain
my grandson practices
his infield chatter

………………………. by ed markowskiBaseball Haiku (2007)

game over
all the empty seats
turn blue

 

at shortstop
between innings
sparrows dust-bathing

the score keeper
peeks out of the scoreboard
spring rain

 

.. by Al Pizzarelli – from Baseball Haiku (2007)
“score keeper” – The Windswept Corner (2005)
“at shortstop” – Past Time (1999)

One more reminder to check out Ed Markowski’s free online brochure, “American Sports . . . American Haiku” (June 2008; cover), which has two dozen sports haiku and senryu that were compiled to celebrate the Sport in America week at Chautauqua.

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