Hi, teachers! Here’s the answering quatrain to yesterday’s What’s Inside couplet!
A bull’s-eye of cork helps you punish fast pitches?
and rubber and yarn add some bounce from within
all tucked below zippers of tight ruby stitches
This ball holds a breathtaking ninth-inning win!
A Note from the Poet:
Did you know that every Major League Baseball has 108 stitches? I love those little lines of red. They remind me of zippers, so I called them that, even though you can’t unzip them. And I used ruby instead of red for two reasons: 1) the line sounded better with two syllables there instead of one; and 2) since a ruby is a jewel, it makes me think of something valuable and important, not just everyday stuff like red.