Thursday, October 05, 2006

How to ride a bicycle


Examine the sublime black
of the road: how it steers
the bike as if grooved,
through a cup
of warm air.
Bow over the drops,
tuck elbows and knees
above the sweet flex
of aluminum
and soon the leaves
cracked with autumn
will wish they could
fly too.

© 2005 Christine Klocek-Lim

14 comments:

Robin Yim said...

Makes me wish I had my 10 speed bike again. Truly transporting.

Robin

Plus Ultra said...

Robin writes a little like you...I think! Another great one, always lovely to read you and see your photographs too

Paula said...

Lovely one. You take us there, wish we were there.

Christine Klocek-Lim said...

Robin, thanks! It's the one thing I truly love to do, especially in the autumn.

Plus Ultra, thanks for stopping by. Yes, I do like Robin's work and I was very pleased to see he'd started a blog.

Paula, I'm glad you liked it. I've been trying to write a good poem about bicycling for ages, and this is the only one I think that comes close.

Pat Paulk said...

Even makes me want to get up off my lazy @$$ and ride!!!

Christine Klocek-Lim said...

Pat, yes! Get up and get out there, you won't regret it. Bicycling is cool.

Pat Paulk said...

But, all those pounds that have become my personal best friends, I can't just abandon them...

iamnasra said...

I got inspired by Don of Conscious Living Blog. He was kind to give us an inside of his poetic journey in LIP. (www.livinginpoetry.blogspot.com). hope you can share ur thoughts on Don

iamnasra said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Christine Klocek-Lim said...

iamnasra,
Thank you for stopping by. I read your interview of Don on LIP and it was interesting and illuminating.

Janet said...

very nice

Christine Klocek-Lim said...

Janet, thank you. Hope things are well for you!

Don Iannone said...

Wonderfully said! I can feel the wind in my face, riding on a cool autumn afternoon in the park. Thanks for commenting on Nasra's interview with me.

Christine Klocek-Lim said...

Don,
Thanks! . . . and it was my pleasure. It was an interesting interview.