Eugene Levich


'Met'aphorically Speaking - (The 2015 Baseball World Series) - Poem by Eugene Levich

“Baseball is a metaphor for life, ”
Saith Kohelith.
“No, life is a metaphor for baseball; ”
Thus spake Zarathustra.

As in life,
So in baseball,
Everything can change
In a moment.
Glee becomes sorrow
In an instant;
Despair turns to elation
In the blink of an eye.

It's all 'Met'aphysical:
Maybe next year!
“Ya gotta believe! '
“Go Mets! ”

Topic(s) of this poem: baseball, life and death, philosophy, sports


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem is written to honor the memory of Barry Talkington, teacher of Shakespeare and philosopher of baseball extraordinaire. I hope he and Yogi Berra get to talk baseball in heaven.

Comments about 'Met'aphorically Speaking - (The 2015 Baseball World Series) by Eugene Levich

  • Bri Edwards (12/16/2015 11:09:00 AM)


    DOUBLE OOPS! ! MAKE THAT..................Section C! ! ! ! I JUST PUT THE CATSKILL WINTER ONE IN 'B'!

    BRI :) good grief!
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  • Bri Edwards (12/16/2015 11:06:00 AM)


    OOPS! YOU ALREADY HAVE TWO POEMS IN SECTION 'A' FOR DECEMBER. THIS will go into Section B, as it should! !
    bri :)
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  • Bri Edwards (12/16/2015 11:00:00 AM)


    just read Poet's Note; almost missed it. is that Tony Shakespeare, who used to live on 11th street in Brooklyn? ? (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (12/16/2015 10:57:00 AM)


    i think i'll squeeze this into Section A of December's a showcase for PH poets, on my site. thanks. nice one.

    i thought Mets was an opera company! bri :)
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, November 18, 2015


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