High Coo – Sept 24 – Happy Birthday Casey

Ernest Lawrence Thayer (1863 – 1940)

“Ernest Lawrence Thayer was an American writer and poet who wrote the poem “Casey” (or “Casey at the Bat”), which is “the single most famous baseball poem ever written” according to the Baseball Almanac, and “the nation’s best-known piece of comic verse—a ballad that began a native legend as colorful and permanent as that of Johnny Appleseed or Paul Bunyan.” https://www.poetry.com/poem/12844/casey-at-the-bat

Final stanza of Casey at the Bat:

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


Today is my brother, Casey’s, birthday and here is today’s haiku:

Happy Birthday Casey

Greater than your name,

no Mudville or strikeouts here.

Nothing but good cheer

Holliston, Massachusetts – Mudville Village, Welcome Sign

For more information see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casey_at_the_Bat

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