Baseball is grass,
chalk, and dirt displayed the same yet
in every park that has ever heard the words, “Play ball!” Baseball is
scent of spring and summer, the unmistakable sound of a double down the
line. Baseball is timeless. Baseball is forever.
A set of 25 icons.
A hook shot kisses
the rim and hangs there, helplessly, but
drop. The starting center times his jump perfectly, gathering the
leather from the air like a cherished possession. The forward lays the
ball gently against the glass for a layup, and sees an orange blur
perfectly through the net.
A set of 35 icons.
What a paradox
that the most brutal of sports is also the most
and the most creative. Two combatants, one ring, and a battle governed
as much by determination and drive as by rules and referees; that’s
A set of 23 icons.
This weekend I went fishing, a fish in mind to catch,
wishing, wishing, to catch a perfect catch.
I wanted to catch the big
the one that always gets away,
I waited under the hot, hot sun, I
for that fish all day.
A set of 19 icons.
The quarterback hikes the ball,
He throws up the best fake of them all.
He hands it to the tailback,
Watch out for the sack!
He runs down the sidelines and spins off a defender,
And keeps going for the touchdown with splendour.
A set of 24
The lofted ball up in the sky,
From early Scotland you can hear them cry.
If it lands in the rough and not on the green,
A verbal lament, an error gone unseen.
Rythmic swings like ballroom dance,
The slightest error reduces your chance,
An errant head or a wandering eye,
If the ball is topped it won't even fly.
A set of 23
Hello out there, we're on the air,
It's hockey night tonight,
Tension grows, the whistle blows,
And the puck goes down the ice.
Now the final flick of a hockey stick,
And on one gigantic screen,
Well, the puck is in, the home team wins,
That good old hockey game.
A set of 44
HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA
Come, come winter
wind, blow your frosty days and ice-still
call the town to the rink, the puck is dropped, the game begins, it’s
night in Canada. Shining there in the moonlight, the ice as yet
soon the perfect surface is criss-crossed, he shoots, he scores!
of five 3D icons.