More Cycling On the Radio - Allez Oppy

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    Speaking of poetry, here's a lovely classic. It could be a *girls* song too! ;)

    Going down Hill on a Bicycle, A Boy's Song
    http://www.daypoems.net/poems/804.html
    By Henry Charles Beeching. 1859-1919

    WITH lifted feet, hands still,
    I am poised, and down the hill
    Dart, with heedful mind;
    The air goes by in a wind.

    Swifter and yet more swift,
    Till the heart with a mighty lift
    Makes the lungs laugh, the throat cry:--
    'O bird, see; see, bird, I fly.

    'Is this, is this your joy?
    O bird, then I, though a boy
    For a golden moment share
    Your feathery life in air!'

    Say, heart, is there aught like this
    In a world that is full of bliss?
    'Tis more than skating, bound
    Steel-shod to the level ground.

    Speed slackens now, I float
    Awhile in my airy boat;
    Till, when the wheels scarce crawl,
    My feet to the treadles fall.

    Alas, that the longest hill
    Must end in a vale; but still,
    Who climbs with toil, wheresoe'er,
    Shall find wings waiting there.
     
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