This blog introduces you to my special brand of BIKE. I show you how to find your Best self, access your Inner strength, tune in to your Killer instincts, and use your Expressive voice. It's inspiring, spiritual, quirky, and it's all in your head. It's about ATTITUDE, not exercise, though that might be a side benefit.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Haiku minus H plus B equals Baiku

Today marks Haiku Day, another Theme Day for the participants of the WordCount Blogathon. Just as I did last year, I'm posting haiku with a twist, giving you what's known in the cycling world as Baiku. Yes, that's right. We're talking HAIKU centered not around nature, necessarily, but definitely around the bike ride. The short poems are still written in three lines, with the general haiku syllable count: first line, 5 syllables; second line, 7 syllables; and third line, 5 syllables.

So for your reading pleasure: 3 BAIKU 

UPLIFTING
by Jackie Dishner

The ride lifts me up
Higher than I'd like to go
Otherwise, I'm down

MINDFUL
by Jackie Dishner

Those long, bumpy rides
will teach you about your life
if you are in tune


PEACEFUL
by Jackie Dishner

Empty streets in town
Nobody walking around
Just me and the bike





8 comments:

Anjuli said...

All three are great- but I especially loved Peaceful! You
captured the scene perfectly in
those three lines. Love your twist.

Patrick Mcgraw said...

Those are excellent! I think you should write more Baiku.

Jennifer Fink said...

Baiku! I love 'em!

Kate @ Teaching What Is Good said...

HA HA!!! Love it! (from Blogathon)

Jen @ My Morning Chocolate said...

These are all great, but I especially like Mindful. That is exactly how I feel about running. Well said!

Mikaela D'Eigh said...

Ha! Love it! Very creative!

The Wordsmith said...

Nice! I think you're a natural at this..I struggle with Haiku but try to tie it to something real.

Jackie Dishner said...

Patrick Mcgraw might have given me an idea. Thanks for reading my baiku, friends.