Frostbite, NY, photography, Uncategorized, Upstate New York, Winter

“Optimism” Owning a Bicycle in Upstate New York

 

Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman Go Bicycling in March

Afoot and light-headed I take to the open road,

Unhealthy, coughing, the world of snow before me,

The long white path before me leading wherever is plowed.

Hope is the thing with rubber tires

That perches in a snowdrift,

And hope has feathers, too,

If you run over a chicken during a whiteout.

 

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2 thoughts on ““Optimism” Owning a Bicycle in Upstate New York

  1. How many allusions can you pack into seven lines? Just enough — and enough humor to keep me laughing for a good while. Emily’s white dress lurks in the background, too, and those buried leaves of grass. Just wonderful!

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