Saturday, 17 January 2009

Playing with poetry 1

Motorcycle Sonnet

Oh come with me along a winding trail
A mountain steep and shadowed in deep green
Each bend potential pain if we should fail
The answer, perfect trust in the machine
Each twist and turn a challenge for the mind
Defy the laws of reason! Love the fear!
And know each time we ride a perfect line
The summit and deliverance are near
Each throbbing beat of engine and of heart
A love-song in a symphony of light
Each swooping lean a moving work of art
A ballet of adrenalin and might
Only a rider knows the way it feels
To lean hard through life's corners on two wheels

(c) Sue Hines 2009

Heh heh


keryna said...

My fav line: "To lean hard through life's corners on two wheels"

Seems I'm not the only one who sees the grand metaphor between life's challenges and motorcycling huh? I'm also noticing that if something's bothering me in other parts of my life, it'll come up next time I'm on the bike!

Julie said...

I also thought that was the best line. It brought a tear to my eye (in a good way, of course!)

Well done Betty! :-)