This book is based on user submissions received by Walter F. Kern while he was the Motorcycles Guide at About.com and also during his current assignment as Editor of Motorcycle Views, which he founded.
The book is an anthology of motorcycle haiku poems including seven original poems written by Walter. The other authors are motorcyclists from all walks of life. They have created short 3-line, 17-syllable haiku poems that reflect their love of riding motorcycles.
Haiku is a three-line unrhymed verse with the first line containing five syllables, the second line containing seven syllables and the last line containing five syllables. Sometimes the verse has a seasonal theme.
Haiku is an old literary, poetic form. Motorcyclists seem to like motorcycle haiku poems. That is evident as you read the 17-syllable haiku poems contained in this book. You will be amazed to find out that the feelings of motorcycle riders can be so succinctly expressed in just three short lines.
Here's an example:
Fresh wind in my face
On an early morning ride
Each haiku poem has been titled and then paired up either with a motorcycle picture or a motorcycle tattoo. Each bike or tattoo picture is described, and then Walter offers his own thoughts to link together the poem and the bike or tattoo picture. Some safety or riding tips and philosophy may also be included in the narrative.
If you've never read haiku before, you're in for a treat. Sit back and enjoy this book of Motorcycle Haiku Poetry.
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