Ah, yes, some places do have warm winters, and Roary lives in the high desert of New Mexico. It feels like the winter is like a mild Summer, perfect for taking a bicycle out and engaging with the season as much as possible. But the shop is closed, either because you had the itch to ride real early in the morning, too early for them to open up yet, or they’ve gone on vacation themselves.
What a wonderful opening line packed with musicality.
Here’s a hot Christmas day for you though. ;)
christmas morning heat – two fledgling mudpie larks pecking cobwebs
Alan Summers Publications credits: Blithe Spirit Vol. 7 No. 1 Feb 1997; sundog haiku journal: an australian year sunfast press 1997 reprinted 1998 California State Library – Main Catalog Call Number : HAIKU S852su 1997; de facto 2 issue 2. (2008)
And two bicycle haiku:
two boys giggle as he enters the bike shop … the onion seller
Alan Summers Publications credits: Blithe Spirit vol. 11 no. 3 (2001); Stepping Stones: a way into haiku (British Haiku Society 2007): The Haiku Foundation's Per Diem: Daily Haiku December 2012 (31 poems): Children
Indian Summer the first bicycle ride with an older girl
Alan Summers Publications credits: Blithe Spirit (February 2013)