- Bicycle Culture by Design: bell

It is said that no other country has praised the bicycle in song, poetry and literature as much as Denmark. This love affair peaked in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Over at Cycle Chic we have a selection of historical cycling quotes in various posts.

I found this poem and illustration, above, in a poetry collection by Fini Løkke. It's from 'Situations 1965-1969'.

A simple little ode to the bicycle bell. Here's the translation: the bicycle bellbeams, happyand round, a littlebrain without power:touch me, please touchyou´re only real

as sound

I would have translated the last bit as"you only existas sound"but nobody asked me to translate it so I'll get my coat.

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