Thursday, August 11, 2011

Magpie 77

Boys Of Summer

Edward Hopper ~ Summer Evening ~ 1947


Give me a break let me explain
I’m leaving tomorrow
On the two o’clock train

I know, I know
I’ve heard it before
It’s not big leagues
Just minor league ball

I have to attempt it
I’m tellin’ the truth
They tell me I play like
Hall of Famer Babe Ruth

Wait for me honey
Don’t let me down
Give me a pretty smile
Wipe off that frown

A major will draft me
Our dreams will come true
Have patience my darling
I do it for you

17 comments:

  1. ah i know many a boy that dreams to play ball...hope she waits...smiles.

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  2. That is absolutely charming! Everything is perfect...including their dreams. :)

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  3. Helen you've bowled me over with this one (don't know my sports tactics, so not sure if this is a pun or not!). It was fabulously plead, however. I'm sure she didn't really mind..!

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  4. Love the flow and rhythm in this piece. If she does hold out, she'd better love baseball and travelling.

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  5. I liked the font you have used, it suits perfectly to your piece...

    well I hope he comes back for good,but then baseball is always the first love!

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  6. Helen- this is absolutely charming- and a mix of two wonderful memories from my youth-

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  7. Yeah, baseball, summer, young love. Beautiful.

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  8. You have definitely caught the eagerness, hope and promise of most young men's dreams. I love the rhythm of the entire poem.

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  9. I reckon you read the body language so well that, if you had been born before 1947, the girl must have been you! XX

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  10. Ah! You captured the moment a lot better than I did. Well done. :)

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  11. Nicely captured. I looked back at the image and there they were.Him dreaming, her less sure.

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  12. Young love and baseball--the essence of summer. Love the rhythm, too. Thank you!

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  13. Helen, this should be set to music. Really. It has that song-like immediate engagement in the story. What a video it would make, too.
    Thanks so much for dropping by my blog. It's a little cooler here in the mountains today!

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  14. You are so talented! I loved this..a few others seem to like the baseball theme...I went a totally different direction... I agree with Kathryn. This could be a song!

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