Monday, August 18, 2014

Of Weekend Pleasures

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In the empty hours of a cloudy, weekend morning,
when the bitter freshness of a reluctant winter
bites at bare skin, and bones slowly absorb
the cold through a black leather shield,
barely restrained vibrations tremble through the body,
you hold your breath with the lean into the curve,
and emerge with a rush as the throttle opens up
through the bend into a swiftly approaching horizon
along a dotted line of white that merges as one…


  1. Great feeling especially if it is a Harley . . . . :)

  2. Awesome poem !
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    Thank you for your visit to my blog and the beautiful comment. Please feel free to visit again and add comments.
    Thanks again :)

  3. Never been a motorcycle person, much prefer a fast car.

  4. You describe the perfect ride - the one that we never want to end.
    Thanks for your visit - hope you are doing well

  5. i could get lost in the song of the road
    disappearing in and out of the mountains....

  6. Fantastic - the only way to travel. I felt every vibration.

  7. I am jealous. Miss my Triumphs and BSA. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!

  8. Lovely prose to fit your photo ~ well penned as I feel the cold and excitement at the same time ~

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

  9. KNOW I am there. Daily. Nothing so much as personifies truth as negotiating that "perfect" curve. Which only few can really know!

    May angels ride with each two-wheeling Peep whereEVER they are zoooming today! (and tomorrow)

  10. Two Wheelin...My second favorite pastime.
    Great job as always Shadow Dancing....G

  11. I like fast cars, too, like Mike. But you describe this so well that now I'll have to reconsider!

  12. Excellent...what a ride!!!
    In life OR on the road. Either way.

  13. My husband had a motorcycle many years ago and I enjoyed taking rides with him ... I hung on very tightly ...

    Be safe

  14. Ahhh. Making the "perfect" curve on a mountain road, a thrill which never ceases. Thank You, God...for my life, my love, my bike! Sing: "ON THE ROAD AGAIN..."

  15. hello shadow its dennis the vizsla dog hay weekend road trip!!! i hope it terns owt better then owr road trip to hollywood wot has gawn a bit off the rayls!!! ha ha ok bye