With tailwind and smileThen I invited our Facebook friends to share their own bicycle haiku, and they did! Here are a couple of them:
I roll through many landscapes.
My bike sets me free!
Fresh smooth roadway calls
Tires gliding soundlessly
Speed and balance sweet.
- Anthony Medina
li'l stardust riderI quickly discovered that bicycle haiku, or baiku as it is sometimes called, is a popular subset of this poetry form and there are websites dedicated to it. For instance, there is the Baiku blog written by a cyclist and poet in Portland. A website called Bike Reader has a page dedicated to bicycle haiku and contains over a hundred bicycle haiku submissions.
swaying with each pedal stroke
- Claire Petersky
Now, dear cyclist, it's your turn to spin your creative wheels as I invite you to submit your own bicycle haiku. Please follow the standard haiku form of three lines--5 syllables, 7 syllables, and 5 syllables.