"Tulips" by Sylvia Plath
Before they came the air was calm enough,
Coming and going, breath by breath, without any fuss.
Then the tulips filled it up like a loud noise.
Now the air snags and eddies round them the way a river
Snags and eddies round a sunken rust-red engine.
They concentrate my attention, that was happy
Playing and resting without committing itself.
The walls, also, seem to be warming themselves.
The tulips should be behind bars like dangerous animals;
They are opening like the mouth of some great African cat,
And I am aware of my heart: it opens and closes
Its bowl of red blooms out of sheer love of me.
The water I taste is warm and salt, like the sea,
And comes from a country far away as health.
The good news is Matt Carpenter, Jhonny Peralta, and Brandon Moss should be coming back soon. The bad new is...
I MISS ALEDMYS *sobs*
what else is going on in baseball...
- Breaking down all 30 MLB general managers | MLB.com
- Eduardo Nunez joins Giants in trade with Twins | sfgiants.com
- Five teams have tough Trade Deadline decisions | royals.com
- Five teams with needs at Trade Deadline | MLB.com
- Padres home run streak ends at 25 games | padres.com
- Indians get Andrew Miller but not Lucroy | indians.com
- Michael Young was inducted into the Rangers Hall of Fame and defeated a monster on the same day | MLB.com
- Ichiro Suzuki doubles for 2,998th career hit | marlins.com
- Projecting the Prospects Traded Over the Weekend | FanGraphs Baseball
- Orioles Acquire Unexciting, Generic Innings Sponge | FanGraphs Baseball
- Scouting the Yankees’ Return for Andrew Miller | FanGraphs Baseball
- Padres, Braves Exchange Toxic Assets | FanGraphs BaseballPadres, Braves Exchange Toxic Assets | FanGraphs Baseball
- The Indians are the trade deadline’s biggest story, and it’s about time | SBNation.com
- Oakland A’s trade rumors: Is a Rich Hill contract extension on the table? | Athletics Nation
- Red Sox discussing Carlos Beltran trade with Yankees | Over the Monster
what the cardinals are up to...
- Cardinals Strengthen Bullpen Without Paying Top Dollar | FanGraphs Baseball
- Sunday Notes: Cards Bowman, Kinsler, Span, SABR Miami, Moore, more | FanGraphs Baseball
- Hochman: 10 things to know about new Cards pitcher Zach Duke | Benjamin Hochman | stltoday.com
- Hochman: Scottish woman and family join Cardinals clan | Benjamin Hochman | stltoday.com
- To fortify bullpen, Cardinals trade for ChiSox lefty Zach Duke | Cardinal Beat | stltoday.com
- Ozzie Smith Believes the Cardinals Are Still Very Much in the NL Central Race | 101Sports.com
- Lefty Reliever Zach Duke: A Low-Key but Sensible Pickup by Cardinals | 101Sports.com
KNOW THINE ENEMY...
the nl central
- Kris Bryant caught a contest winner's first pitch at Express Day @ Wrigley Field | MLB.com
- Cubs beat White Sox behind Lackey, Chapman | MLB.com
- Nationals trade for Mark Melancon from Pirates | nationals.com
- Jameson Taillon thought he had his first career hit, but Kirk Nieuwenhuis had other plans | MLB.com
- There Are No Villains in the Jonathan Lucroy Story | FanGraphs Baseball
- Jonathan Lucroy Vetoes Trade to Cleveland | FanGraphs Baseball