Ramble in the Moonlight

Ten thousand strong we move

              forward in the moonlight 

at midnight darkness wiping our faces

beginning as one but soon becoming

              individual drops of rain pouring

rolling through deserted streets

             through forgotten history

memory matters little in the here and now

             of August heat 

             August midnight 

moonlight pooling through spoked  wheels

we cast no shadows

             only the wind we create

             ourselves whispering


The annual Moonlight Ramble bicycle ride was held last night, or this morning, to be more precise. Each year about 10,000 cyclists gather at midnight on a Sturday in August to ride a 7-mile or 14-mile route.

Photograph: Moonlight Ramble 2009 by Tour De Moose.

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We live in this poem called St. Louis, a poem we're still writing. It's about history, and art, and politics, and business, buildings and streets, rich and poor, and food (of course), and all of the other things that make this city what it is and what it will become. We publish poems about St. Louis, and you're invited to contribute via the comments to posts (for now, until we get our communications organized). Send us a link or an email address, and we'll respond. Help us write the poem that is St. Louis.
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1 Response to Ramble in the Moonlight

  1. nance marie says:

    disappearing into dawn mist

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