Saturday, 19 July 2014

Neon Poetry Day 6: A Shakespearean Sonnet

Remember, the bike tour is next Saturday, July 26th, less than a week away! Please consider donating at my fundraising page.


(Thumbs up for Shakespeare!)

Maybe today’s poem will get you in the donating mood. Today’s apology, for what it’s worth, is offered to William Shakespeare.

Sonnet 18

Shall I ride with thee on summer's day? 
Thou art lovely, and the weather’s temperate:
Rough winds do slow our darling bikes, I say,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date: 
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And burns the necks of our complexions dimm’d; 
And every hill from its summit sometime declines,
By chance, or the road’s changing course, untrimm'd;
But thy eternal neon shall not fade!
Thou shall not skip a gear, nor injure thyself and say “ow'st”
Nor shall flat tires cause us to sit depressed in shade,
When along eternal roads to time thou ride’st; 
So long as we can breathe or eyes can neon see,

So long live neon! We ride for the MS Socie’ty.