Thursday, October 10, 2013

No Joy In Mudville

In honor of the Pirates (and their great season though heart-breaking loss last night) the sweet girl and I enjoyed reading "Casey at the Bat" this afternoon. I gave it my most rousing rendition. Is there any better anti-climax to a narrative poem than this?

Oh, somewhere in this favoured land the sun is shining bright,
The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light;
And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout,
But there is no joy in Mudville—mighty Casey has struck out.

You can read the whole poem by Ernest Lawrence Thayer here, at 


Erin said...

So sorry about the Pirates, but that has to be one of my top 5 favorite poems ever. :)

Beth said...

It is indeed a wonderful poem! Didn't know it was in your top 5...sometime I'd love to hear your whole "top ten" list!

Erin said...

Sometime, I'd like to *write* my whole top ten list! ;)