Grand Slam

By Marjorie Maddox b. 1959 Marjorie Maddox
Dreams brimming over,
childhood stretched out in legs,
this is the moment replayed on winter days
when frost covers the field,
when age steals away wishes.
Glorious sleep that seeps back there
to the glory of our baseball days.

Marjorie Maddox, “Grand Slam” from Rules of the Game: Baseball Poems. Copyright © 2009 by Marjorie Maddox. Reprinted by permission of Marjorie Maddox.

Source: Rules of the Game: Baseball Poems (Wordsong , 2009)

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Poet Marjorie Maddox b. 1959

POET’S REGION U.S., Mid-Atlantic

Subjects Living, Youth, Time & Brevity, Activities, Sports & Outdoor Activities, Nature, Winter

Poetic Terms Free Verse

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Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, poet, fiction writer, and editor Marjorie Maddox earned a BA at Wheaton College, an MA at the University of Louisville, and an MFA at Cornell University, where she studied with A.R. Ammons.

Maddox’s poems often explore history, the body, and spirituality. Maddox is the author of several poetry collections, including Weeknights at the Cathedral (2006), Transplant, Transport, . . .

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SUBJECT Living, Youth, Time & Brevity, Activities, Sports & Outdoor Activities, Nature, Winter

POET’S REGION U.S., Mid-Atlantic

Poetic Terms Free Verse

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