Friday, April 14, 2006

The Pitcher

This is one of the coolest little poems/descriptions of the art of pitching a baseball that I've ever seen. A lot of truth here..."to be a moment misunderstood" indeed.

The Pitcher

His art is eccentricity, his aim
How not to hit the mark he seems to aim at,

His passion how to avoid the obvious,
His technique how to vary the avoidance.

The others throw to be comprehended. He
Throws to be a moment misunderstood.

Yet not too much. Not errant, arrant, wild,
But every seeming aberration willed.

Not to, yet still, still to communicate
Making the batter understand too late.

–Robert Francis


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