Sunday, March 11, 2012

On a Stationary Bike by the Window

On a Stationary Bike by the Window
by Eric Anderson

The exhaustion on the face of the man;
Pedals on, still not there.

In a Station of the Metro
by Ezra Pound

The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
Petals on a wet, black bough.


TC said...

A bland vacancy of expression:

Sign of going nowhere fast.

ACravan said...

Fascinating, this. Having just climbed down from an elliptical trainer machine, I can't help but identify with the person in the poem and the window. I listen to music while exercising and close my eyes so that I'm not staring at a blank wall. Sometimes I'm deliriously happy with the songs I've selected and apparently make funny noises when I exercise. Mostly, the tunes have gotten stale (in this context) and I'm discontent. I guess I need a tv instead to occupy my mind during all the repetition. The NordicTrack ski machine was far more mentally involving. Curtis