Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Great Regulars: One of the most distinctive sounds in small-town

America is the chiming of horseshoe pitching. A friend always carries a pair in the trunk of his car. He'll stop at a park in some little town and start pitching, and soon, he says, others will hear that ringing and suddenly appear as if out of thin air. In this poem, X.J. Kennedy captures the fellowship of horseshoe pitchers.

Old Men Pitching Horseshoes

from Ted Kooser: American Life in Poetry: Column 432


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