Random House logo

Charles Ghigna - Father Goose®

the author of more than 100 award-winning books from Random House, Disney, Hyperion, Time Inc.,

Scholastic, Simon & Schuser, Capstone, Boyds Mills, Abrams, Orca, Charlesbridge and other publishers.

Racing the Wind


I like to ride on my bike every day
Where the limbs of trees
Shake hands in the breeze
Over my head with the tips of their leaves.

I like to race with the sun in my face
Down trails I know
Where no one goes
Except the wind that blows and blows.


from A Fury of Motion: Poems for Boys
Boyds Mills Press © Charles Ghigna

5 comments:

Author Amok said...

Hi, Charles. I love how your poem captures the sense of freedom -- not just from movement but also from being alone.

Mary Lee said...

This poem makes me want to hop on my bike and ride!

Kelly said...

I love the imagery of limbs on trees shake hands in the breeze!
Thanks for sharing your poem, Charles!

Toby Speed said...

This is so good, Charles. You used the perfect form to capture speeding along on a bike in the wind.

FATHER GOOSE (Charles Ghigna) said...

Thank you Toby, Kelly, Mary Lee and Laura! Very kind comments from some very fine poet/friends!