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Then for his nineteenth season, a home run—
almost dehorned the foe—has fans dancing in delight.
Jake, that hearty man, made heartier by a harrier
Shutting them out for nine innings—a hitter too—
Take off the goat-horns, Dodgers, that egret
You've got plenty: Jackie Robinson
© Marianne Moore, 1956. Reprinted from "O To Be a Dragon," Viking, 1959 ($2.75).