Friday, July 24, 2009

Basketball jones

Basketball jones

watching them play ball;
a game requiring the skills
of hold and release

- Andromeda Jazmon

When I'm not blogging these days I'm playing the piano, working in the garden, playing with my sons, or working on reading & writing for grad school. Hoping to find time today to enjoy the poetry round up at A Year of Reading. Join me there?

9 comments:

Mary Lee said...

You're right -- the release is definitely the harder of the two skills to learn!

jone said...

Love the photos and the haiku, go so hand in hand. Looks like a lot of summer fun to be had by all.

Carol said...

What a beautiful post! My youngest son (who just quit a team after six years of bball) turns 14 today. The releasing is way hard!

marthacalderaro said...

I've been working on haiku this summer (not posted yet, but hope to soon). It's a tougher form than meets the eye, at least for me. I like how your poem works on different levels -- the hold and release of playing ball, and watching/caring for children ... finding that balance of hold and release.

Yat-Yee said...

Hold and release: fabulous. Perfect for child rearing and life's gifts.

Andromeda Jazmon said...

Thanks for all these comments! The funny thing is my youngest son wants to play with the full size B Ball that belongs to my oldest son. It's at least 15 years old. I bought him a new Jr. size ball thinking it would be easier/more fun for him but he wants nothing to do with it. The 7 yo, who has large hands loves the Jr. ball. There are so many levels of exchange & learning involved in actually playing a game. I could watch and ponder that all day.

Jules at 7-Imp said...

Oh I want to learn to play the piano. Somethin' fierce. But I kinda need a piano first.

Hope your summer is a great one...

Color Online said...

Love the photos.

You won in the Summer Madness Giveaway. Come by. :-)

laurasalas said...

Love the pic where the ball is practically obscuring the head. And why is holding always SO much easier than releasing?