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?
You're right -- the release is definitely the harder of the two skills to learn!
Love the photos and the haiku, go so hand in hand. Looks like a lot of summer fun to be had by all.
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!
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.
Hold and release: fabulous. Perfect for child rearing and life's gifts.
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.
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...
Love the photos.
You won in the Summer Madness Giveaway. Come by. :-)
Love the pic where the ball is practically obscuring the head. And why is holding always SO much easier than releasing?
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