All-World Sage

by the Village Elliott

For Willie Mays, born 5/6/1931

Eighty-six years ago, sixth of May,
“Second Genius” kid reborn to play:
Willie Mays, baseball sage,
Struts on Bard’s All-World Stage,
Kid’s fans shout giant birthday “Say, Hey!”


Published in History, Limerick, Players, San Francisco Giants | Link to this poem | 1 Comment

All-World Sage: 1 Comment

  1. Elliott Kolker wrote,

    Between Willie Mays and William Shakespeare was Tallulah Bankhead:, incurable Giant fan: “There have been only two geniuses in the world—Willie Mays and Willie Shakespeare. But, dahling, I think you’d better put Shakespeare first.”

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