Wednesday Poem

The Position

The wind in the outfield is cold on my cheeks and
I am a centerfielder, all alone

I am far away from infield commotions, and

I pay attention only to
the one that comes flying high into the center

by Heiichi Sugiyama
from Koe wo Kagiri ni
Publisher: Shichosha, Tokyo, 1967
Translation: 2011, Takako Lento