Copenhagen has an ongoing love affair with bikes. It was only so long before poetry became the language of the whirling passion betwixt the two! Hence the luminous art installation above, with bicycle frames and a poem on each side. Not sure who the artist is…?

Here’s one of the poems:

“I often look out the window
watching for the postman
as he parks his bicycle
at door after door
until he reaches mine.”

And here’s another example: a bristling love poem from a toothbrush to a bicycle tire! Could have been called an Ode to Spring…

What one considers “good” poetry is a particular thing, so I’ll try to find other examples in the future because I really do find something poetic about bicycles and the experience of cycling. If anyone has other suggestions, let me know and I’ll post them!

About Scott Toguri McFarlane

Scott Toguri McFarlane is a former Elite racer, and the founder of Toguri Training Services. For more than a decade, his approach to training has helped aspiring professional racers, provincial team members, and recreational cyclists of all ages and ability achieve their goals, including gold medals at National and Provincial Championships.

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