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May 10, 2004

Bicycle Poetry

Consider the HAIKU:

3 lines consisting of 5, 7, and 5 syllables each.

What does this have to do with Bicycling, you ask?

Quite a lot, actually. :-)

I am Bicycle.
You ride me all over town.
Must stop, please. Tiring.

Over hill, and dale,
Getting so lost without fail.
I need a damn map!

Then there is the TANKA:

A Haiku with 2 more lines of 7 syllables each.

Pedaling on streets
full with traffic, and drivers,
not always seeing
you on their right, on your steed.
Make no sudden move, or die.

One, bike, two, bikes, three
bikes, more! Six bikes, seven bikes,
my garage can not
hold more! What a huge amount!
Time for an Ebay account!

A writer can find poetry in absolutely anything if he, or she, puts their mind to it. :-)

When it comes to these 2 forms one learns to trust Webster's whenever in doubt. :-)

What got my creative writing juices flowing tonite was the Bicycle Haiku page of the blog Bicycle Eye.

This page has 30 creative contributions solicited by the blogger of his readers, and they make for some very entertaining reading.

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Rocketed forward

By force of pedals alone

The power of me

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