Thursday, June 30, 2011

Deja Vu All Over Again

Wiki says:Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra (born May 12, 1925) is a former American Major League Baseball catcher, outfielder, and manager. He played almost his entire 19-year baseball career (1946–1965) for the New York Yankees. Berra was one of only four players to be named the Most Valuable Player of the American League three times and one of only six managers to lead both American and National League teams to the World Series. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.

Berra is widely regarded as one of the greatest catchers in baseball history. According to the win shares formula developed by sabermetrician Bill James, Berra is the greatest catcher of all time and the 52nd greatest non-pitching player in major-league history.

Berra, who quit school after the eighth grade, has a tendency toward malapropism and fracturing the English language. "It ain't over till it's over" is arguably his most famous example, often quoted.

Deja Vu All Over Again. Berra explained that this quote originated when he witnessed Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris repeatedly hit back-to-back home runs in the Yankees' seasons in the early 1960s.

Too many things going on, but here's a poem I wrote today:

Deja Vu All Over Again

You tell me to stop.
My head tries sooner than my
body to follow
orders. We measure is just so, two minds
as if my spirit
and my soul converse
and do not always agree.
This raises questions
all over again,
deja vu for us, tricky
like and silver furred.

Written June 30, 2011 12:48 PM


  1. I rather like substituting the word hindsight for déjà vu

  2. nice poem.... feels like silver.


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