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Tris Speaker, The Grey Eagle
(after Tennyson)
By Louis Phillips


Close to bleachers & boisterous fans,
He clasps the ball with suresoft hands.
Cushioned by green sward he stands.

In Fenway Park, he roams tall
As hardhit liners to his glove fall,
Or when he soars 'gainst the outfield wall.



Humor and poetry by LOUIS PHILLIPS has appeared in The Minneapolis Review of Baseball, Elysian Fields Quarterly, National Lampoon, The Village Voice, San Francisco Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor, and many other publications.

© 2000 Louis Phillips


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