Motorcycle Poetry Blog
Monday, December 7, 2009
My grandmother was a published poet – cowboy poet, actually. So I have a sentimental sweet spot for rhymed verse, be it the off-colored limerick, sappy heroic couplet or eye-rolling free verse. So when an email arrived with a link to a motorcycle poetry blog, motorcyclepoems.wordpress.com
, I had to check it out…
There’s some fun ditties in there. Like this ode to a BMW R1200GS
The BMW GS is a fine machine - inspirational for one poet.
Lack of chrome reveals the smarts,
engineering prowess with ergonomic art.
Second to none with handling to spare,
on or off road, some wheels in air.
Rain or shine this baby will go,
its rugged, ready, and not just for show.
Big tank and high tech deep in the core,
riding this bike is never a bore.
Power, design and cool for you,
little round emblem says B-M-W.
There’s more, like one about the Harley-Davidson Nightster, written in very Shakespearean iambic pentameter. But my favorite? Hands down it’s the one below:
Two pipes shine
Five gears push
Brakes stop fine
Make sure to check out motorcyclepoems.wordpress.com
for the full poetic breakdown.
Speaking of which, I know there are more two-wheeled Whitmans out there. Submit your own free verse, sonnet or haiku in the comments below!
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