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Motorcycle Haiku Contest!

Rider Haiku Contest Grab Bag

Rider Magazine
December 7, 2011
Filed under Latest News

OK, Grasshopper, this contest is easy! Or is it?

Write a haiku about motorcycles. Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry that consists of just three lines – the first line has 5 syllables, the second line has 7 syllables and the third line has 5 syllables. For example…

See the shiny chrome
So much elbow grease wasted
I should be riding.

Whoever writes the most creative haiku about motorcycles will win a grab bag of motorcycle books, including 101 Road Tales by Clement Salvadori, Stayin’ Safe by Larry Grodsky, Everything You Need to Know About Street Bikes by Bill Stermer and more, 10 titles in all worth $235!

The contest runs through midnight Pacific time, Friday, December 16, 2011. Post your haiku in the comments section below, or on the Rider Magazine Facebook page: Please avoid profanity, insults or anything else that’s offensive or will result in bad karma.

Good luck!

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28 Responses to “Motorcycle Haiku Contest!”

  1. Rory Anderson on December 7th, 2011 11:28 pm

    Two wheels move the soul
    Twisties curve through the mountain
    Freedom is fleeting


  2. Nicky Zarras on December 8th, 2011 1:27 am

    It should be
    I see the sun rise
    The wind blows over my windscreen
    My soul breathes again


  3. Scott on December 8th, 2011 4:46 am

    12 below today
    Gold Wing parked in friend’s garage
    Man, I miss summer!


  4. Ian on December 8th, 2011 11:18 am

    Keep rubber on tar, be wary of every car, avoid the Pearly Gates, Heaven can wait


  5. Greg Drevenstedt on December 8th, 2011 5:09 pm

    Remember, a haiku has three lines, the 1st with 5 syllables, the 2nd with 7 syllables and the 3rd with 5 syllables.


  6. Kevin Fuller on December 8th, 2011 9:38 pm

    Freedom of the Road

    A Life of Motorcycling

    Is Spent Behind Bars


  7. Joshua Laws on December 10th, 2011 9:11 pm

    Safety wire pulled tight
    Titanium symphony
    Metallic heaven


  8. Michele Carlton on December 12th, 2011 4:21 pm

    Wind, smells, light & sky
    The sense of freedom & joy
    Yes, today I ride!


  9. Michele Carlton on December 12th, 2011 4:23 pm

    Two wheels on the road
    And miles of highway ahead
    Life is beyond good!


  10. Kip Weiss on December 12th, 2011 9:57 pm

    Pull choke,turn the key

    The green button brings it life.

    The smell of heaven.


  11. Michael Long on December 13th, 2011 1:17 am

    Triumph Bonnie revs,
    Open throttle, leaning hard,
    Curves transform to lines.


  12. Nick Zarras on December 13th, 2011 6:35 am

    Sun sets and I ride
    Headlights paint nature by command
    Vampire riders rule night


  13. Roelof Veldhuis on December 13th, 2011 1:37 pm

    So cold, gale force winds
    Preparing my bike indoors
    We will be out there soon!


  14. lucky e on December 13th, 2011 3:11 pm

    Form follows function.
    Become one with the landscape
    others only “see”


  15. Dwayne Akers on December 15th, 2011 5:01 am

    Thrown down in the dirt
    Kawi Five Hundred two stroke
    I’m too old for this


  16. Dwayne Akers on December 15th, 2011 5:03 am

    Beezer 441
    Cost me only eighty bucks
    Long lost high school love


  17. Dwayne Akers on December 15th, 2011 5:07 am

    Ocean and desert
    Mountains and twisty roads
    Ride in California


  18. Dwayne Akers on December 15th, 2011 5:10 am

    Camping and riding
    Pressing on until sunset
    I’ll eat well tonight


    Flowing engine and pipes
    Shining chrome and supple leather
    Norton love just flows


    Dwayne Akers Reply:

    I blew the Norton one. 6 syllabes in the first line.


  19. Michael Long on December 15th, 2011 4:56 pm

    Right thigh gripping tank,
    Leaning left, footpeg grinds,
    Freedom feels so good.


  20. nicky zarras on December 15th, 2011 6:50 pm

    Snow sleet blankets all
    bike hibernates I am ill
    Parked Motorcycle Syndrome


  21. nicky zarras on December 15th, 2011 6:53 pm

    sun sets and I ride
    lights paint nature by command
    Vampire riders rule


  22. jeff c. on December 15th, 2011 6:59 pm

    C. Salvadori

    Stayin’ Safe by Larry G.

    Bill Stermer knows bikes


  23. nicky zarras on December 15th, 2011 6:59 pm

    The sun warms my face
    God’s breath flows over my windscreen
    My soul lives again


  24. nicky zarras on December 15th, 2011 7:05 pm

    Card says medicare
    My V4 revibilates
    My heart is still young


  25. nicky zarras on December 15th, 2011 7:12 pm

    Card says Medicare
    My V4 defibrillates
    Heart is young again


  26. nicky zarras on December 15th, 2011 7:14 pm

    Gray hair on my head
    Fast times on the black pavement
    Big smiles on my face


  27. Goerge Catt on January 13th, 2012 10:39 am

    Terry Hammond Rode Long Miles
    But Always Returned To Moonshine
    Now He’s in Heaven


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