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The Holy Ranger Poems

On amazon.com, in reference to THE HOLY RANGER: HARLEY-DAVIDSON POEMS by Dr. Martin Jack Rosenblum, a reader from Florida wrote a Customer Review that gave the book's Ranger Evopoetic Poetry a Five-Star rating, which is the highest. Here is that unsolicited Review:

"Martin Jack Rosenblum in this collection conveys the thrill of owning and riding the pride of America - the Harley-Davidson. The reader also gets a glimpse of a childhood and a life in America's heartland, and frequently draws parallels between the modern biker and the horsemen of the old west. In the past, Harley lovers have fallen back on the old saw, "If I have to explain, you wouldn't understand" as a way to avoid putting words to something embraced so passionately".
Now they can say "Read Rosenblum; he explains ... and you will understand!"

Last updated March 1,2005.

Harley Ownership: Weekday Morning Rider

leather briefcase
sat upon lawn
being yanked by
the woman, removing
weeds flowering (that
my daughter would put
in diningroom vase
.
he waited
as on the
Harley
I cruised
the alley .

I could see his glasses
rise when his salutation
caught me but his return
to his briefcase & his
woman there on the property
as well pulled a long root
above the surface
.


Upon Finding A Prowler In The Neighborhood On The First Warm Morning

the screen door used
to slap shut in 1959

but the sound of a
deadbolt clunking
into this 1989
doorframe made

the night's first
summer bugs even
fly from the proch
light snapped on
by a miserable plastic

switch that has taken place on
the hall wood painted over & much
too layered to strip
of its protection .


Mid-Summer on a Harley-Davidson

Wisconsin cornfields strangled without water
& gravel shoulders coughing dust in the wake

of that eighteen-wheeler ahead
so the downshift & then faster

onto this county trunk
as blackbirds' chatter

stick in the windless
hum of tires going to

the broken yellow
lines as a center

for the holy
morning ride .


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