Friday, February 13, 2009

Sports for Sunday Scribblings

I wrote this one during journal writing with my British Literature students the day after: Thursday 10/28/04
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Red Sox Sweep St. Louis Cardinals to Win World Series

My husband was snoring
in his La Z Boy
when Johnny Damon
made his homerun.

My scream woke him
up and he grumbled
but smiled
before heading upstairs
to bed.

When I joined him
he was sleeping again
and it was the 3rd inning
and two more runs
had scored.

He woke up again
in time to see
the lunar eclipse
red brown and glowing

like the hope
that was blooming
slowly and scarily
in my chest
inning by
inning.

Even the moon
was too nervous
to look.

I sat in bed
with my sleeping
husband
alone
with the whole world
and a new moon
smiling
freed from
the shadow.

14 comments:

anthonynorth said...

Ah, life is made for such moments. Great words.

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Hi Linda, your husband sounds like he plays the same sport as me!

gautami tripathy said...

Liked the matter of fact way of your husband and your love of sports!


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latree said...

isn't great? watching sports while sleeping?

great job!

Pretty Me!! said...

some moments last....

Tumblewords: said...

Ah, life...from home run to eclipse. Great job...

Stan Ski said...

Dreaming about sports, while watching the events put me to sleep. As close as I get these days.

present said...

I can relate to your husband's interest in sports and enjoyed your musings as he snored blissfully beside you.

texasblu said...

Enjoyed reading this so much - reminds me of my Grandparents. Grandma would scream at the TV while Grandpa would be catching zzzz's in the backroom. It always tickled me. :D

Mary said...

What a great way to remember that moment. That was one of the only times I can ever remember rooting for an AL team.

susan said...

I'm not big on sports but I do enjoy them. Every once in awhile I read a sport themed novel or poem and I appreciate the sport more. That's how I feel reading this.

Have you read The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King? I read it for a challenge. I don't read King and I've explained my relationship with sports. I was very pleasantly surprised.

Good read. Thanks.

Cam said...

Well done. I like the excitement building up.

Lucy said...

what is it with husbands and napping while watching tv?!!
good post!

Regina said...

you can "frame" the truth so simply, a joy to read

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