Saturday, May 14, 2011

A Bicyclist's Verse



for Emily


A Wheel is a fair curious Thing--

Traversing toward Age from Birth--

It moves, at once, toward Heaven,

And also, back to Earth.

________

18 comments:

Sioux said...

Shay---Most people would use the word "fairly" instead of "fair," but your choice gave it an old-world feel...

Such a simple idea, yet put in such a profound way. WTF did you threaten those spirits with, to come up with this gem during the GBBO (Great Blog Black Out)?

Jinksy said...

Words to meditate upon - one more turning wheel of life...beautifully expressed.

Brian Miller said...

the wheels on the bike go round and round round and round round and round the wheels on the bike go round and round round and round round and round all through the town...ok everyone now...the wheels on the bike go round and round round and round round and round....and the wheel turns, turns turns to every season turns turns....

Fireblossom said...

^^^Brian, don't make me have to hurt you.

ileana said...

Shay, I agree with what Sioux said about "fair" vs. fairly. Beautifully written...short and sweet and the image is perfect. Miss you, amiga!

PS - I'll hurt Brian for you. ;)

Lynn said...

Like Ily said - short and sweet. Just lovely, my friend.

hedgewitch said...

Very much in the spirit of Emily--love the caps. She might have enjoyed biking--in a veil or something. I've always thought of wheels as eating the distance, with their inexorable revolving movement, the future road becoming the road in the rearview, and your metaphor takes it even further and better very naturally.

ellen abbott said...

again! how do you keep doing that? so perfect, so beautiful, so concise. one more word would have ruined it.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Beautiful and perfect, as always:)

TALON said...

This is gorgeous, Shay. Simple and perfect - just like a wheel.

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful!

Raven said...

Just wonderful, Shay. Short, sweet, and poignant. Delightful!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Nice job, Shay.

Loved your last post and description of @#$%^! Blogger :-)

Happy weekend, jj

faye said...

A new spin on the wheel ..... yessss

Mad Kane said...

Good verse and photo too!
Mad Kane

Lolamouse said...

Nice "Emilyesque" verse and I love the photo too!

K9friend said...

Just lovely. I liked that piece very much.

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

Hannah Stephenson said...

Beautiful Dickinson stuff. I love your voice here!