Country Ball Game

Home-grown baseball … summer evenings … popcorn … it all sounds so relaxed, peaceful, and fun. I love the language of baseball, other sports too come to that, but I have to go online to make sure I’ve got it right. If you’re not sure of a term I’ve used, check out this site   http://tinyurl.com/p4yp9w

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COUNTRY BALL GAME

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on leather flashed
by a player
or a good heater
that goes close and tight
while an easy meatball
becomes a caught souvenir

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they cheer
when the batter
hits on the button
and roar most of all
when a kid whacks
a moon-shot
beyond the fence-line

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summerfathercoverA Summer Father … poems as deceptively simple and cunning as a sniper’s bullet. This book is a Remembrance Day poppy. Dave Margoshes

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About Joanna M. Weston

Born in England, she is now living in Shawnigan Lake, BC. She is married to Robert, an accountant, and they have three sons, Andrew Jon Mark ... and two cats, Alice and Chaucer. Joanna has an MA from the University of British Columbia. She has published in numerous anthologies and in magazines in Canada, the US, UK, and New Zealand, such as Canadian Women's Studies, Convolvus, Endless Mountains Review, Grain, Green's Magazine, Prairie Fire, Spin, Wascana Review, CBC Gallery, and many more... Clarity House Press has published several of her chapbooks including: Berry and the Birthday Band (2010) One of These Little Ones (1987) – out of print Cuernavaca Diary (1990) – out of print Seasons (1993) – out of print Watch-night (2005) – out of print
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