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Bicycle Haiku

Kevin Kelly

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Description

Bicycle Haiku is a reproduction of a sketchbook I kept while I rode my bicycle across the US in 1979. It contains an ink sketch and a haiku for each day of the three month 5,000 mile trip. A typical scene would be like the day I passed through Francisco, Indiana. On a page full of cow faces staring up at me, the haiku goes: "Collective silence/Like I walked into the wrong room/Every horned head turned." (This was Annie Dillard's favorite.) I scanned the 151 images in the original book and printed this at a books-on-demand printer in 2001. This book will not be a best-seller. It's a book of poetry, and you know what that means. It might appeal to anyone intrigued by pedaling across a continent, or loners fascinated by blue highways and other little-traveled roads, or sensitive souls really into haikus, or sketches. I can imagine a few odd ducks who collect self-published books that will be thrilled by this book. Personal friends of mine may be interested in this vanity publishing. For the rest -- that is for most normal people -- there is nothing of fashionable interest here.

Customer Reviews

Pictures Worth 1000 Words

Pictures tell a story of cycling across the U.S.
Own Bicycle Haiku only if you want to engage your imagination.
For someone who made the coast-to-coast journey by automobile - I completely understand.
Looking forward to doing it again ... on motorcycle ... on bicycle; and paying much more attention to the experience.

Bicycle Haiku
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  • $1.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Poetry
  • Published: Mar 10, 2011
  • Publisher: Kevin Kelly
  • Seller: Kevin Kelly
  • Print Length: 156 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.2 or later and iOS 4.2 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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