Over his head

Twirling the dough

Across his shoulders

Behind his back

Entertaining Patrons

Spinning the dough

Waiter with tray
full of cups & saucers

Philippe Petit Tightrope walk
across Twin Towers (8-7-1974)

Sandy Koufax pitches
perfect game (9-9-1965)

Steph Curry's 3-point
winner at buzzer (12-2-2014)

Nadia Comaneci's Perfect 10
1976 Montreal Olympics

Sword Master Chang Sik Kim
cutting watermelon on belly

Morihei Ueshiba
founder of Aikido

Pizza Pro Juggling Dough

Pizza Pro video from Steve Gould
makes my head spinning in disbelief.

Pizza chef tossed dough like child's play,
over his head, behind his back, across
his shoulders to entertain his patrons.
This is a matter of concentration—

Goethe marvels at waiter balancing
a tray of cups & saucers to diners.

Jugglers keeping aloft bowling pins,
flaming torches, even machetes— Ouch!

Petit tight-rope walking across Twin Towers,
Blondin with manager on his back via Niagara.

Sandy Koufax pitches fourth no-hitter,
a perfect game— no man reaching base.

Joe Montana's touchdown to Dwight Clark
in closing seconds to go to Super Bowl XXIII.

Steph Curry sinks 3-pointer at buzzer
beating the Orlando Magic 98-97.

Jean Claude Killy wins triple Gold
medals skiing at Grenoble Olympics.

Nadia Comaneci scores perfect 10 in
gymnastics at Montreal Olympics.

Tara Lipinski's wins gold in figure
skating with her double triple-toe loops.

Master Chang Sik Kim cuts watermelon
in half on student's belly while blindfolded.

Aerial acrobats on flying trapeze
catching partners with greatest of ease.

Morihei Ueshiba, founder of aikido,
throws foes attacking him from all sides.

Zen archer hits bullseye in the dark, then
second "It Shot" splits shaft of first arrow.

Feats of precision with years of practice
like yogic masters with skill in action.

        — Peter Y. Chou
            Mountain View, 2-20-2021

Brad Byers stands on sword
blade while juggling machetes

Charles Blondin tightropes
across Niagara (6-30-1859)

Joe Montana to Dwight Clark
"The Catch" (1-10-1982)

Jean Claude Killy's 3 Gold
Skiing 1968 Grenoble Olympics

Tara Lipinski wins Gold
1998 Nagano Olympics

Man on the flying trapeze
catching partner in mid-air

Zen Archer hits bullseye
splitting first arow with second