My husband and I recently attended The annual Motorcycle Gathering at The Quail Lodge and Golf Club in Carmel, CA. This location is prestigious and absolutely gorgeous. The guests are directed to park on the fairway, and the system is a well-oiled machine. With my husband being a motorcycle enthusiast, going to this event for him is like me perusing a book store! But I enjoy it too, and this time was our second year. It’s interesting to see the variety of bikes, custom, vintage, even scooters, for adults and for youth. The unique styles definitely exude the Wow factor, but the beautiful colors are also appealing. There are some real beauties, along with some wild bikes. I hope you enjoythe visuals!
And a photo from one of our past rides…
And to close, I wrote a Double Ennead poem about our experience, and this is my first try at this poetry style. I learned about this form on Balroop’s blog and her lovely poem, “The Last Kiss.” You could say mine is also about love, but a different kind – a love for riding in the wind. A Double Ennead is a 99 syllable form, comprising three stanzas of syllables (6, 5, 11, 6, 5).
A Motorcycle Gathering
Beautiful bikes admired aesthetic differs but enthusiast’s passion runs parallel Like-minded people walk the lavish, green grounds
breeze swirls around faces sunshine drops in now and then, but scarves stay swathed, blowing in the wind bikes glisten for adults mini styles for youth
engines roar in distance friendships established though strangers when doors open, stories disclosed history respected a valued event
Thank you for dropping in, and “let us journey among redwoods, seacoast and rolling hills, drawing in breaths and exhilarating thrills.” ❤️