My whole body aches, but I will myself forward, dig deeper, power hard, almost to the top. Here I come!
Screaming down the other side, exhilarated, terrified, gaining speed, sure to crash. Smoothly avoiding rocks and branches, I am flying around the twisting path, gravity is on my side now. I feel so happy, banging around out on the trails, like I was born to do this, and nothing else.
The smells and sounds of the woods fill my nose and ears, leaves swishing, water rushing, the smell of trees. I start out on the trail, riding hard. I hammer down on the pedals, tree branches whip at my arms and legs.
- Sams Teach Yourself SAP in 24 Hours?
- Love Poem Medley.
- The Poetry Corner.
I grip the handlebars tight; dig in deep on the longest hill in the world. Flying over the winding path, I let off the brakes and just float. I feel light as a feather, it was worth the climb.
I feel like there should be nothing more to the world than this. I am not precious about my poetry, I just like it being used, especially in such a practical and fun way. Not so it can sit in the same form forever, but that it can be chopped and changed and used and re-used by and for different people.
- Two Poems: Commencement Address, UC Davis, 2016.
- Mountain bike poetry;
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More generally, I think Cycle of Songs is a really important project. One of the reasons I love spoken word poetry what I do is because it really brings people together. Really taking poetry off the page, which is the whole idea of our organization "Page to Performance"! Telephone : Helen Weinstein, Producer, on Email : cycleofsongs gmail.