Rengay Through the Seasons #1 [1-6] Summary

By Masago: Rengay 1, Verses 1-6 (of 6) Summary

Popsicle Stick

A green sprig / pokes above the edge — eaves trough.
Leaves in the back yard, a frisbee almost buried.
Rear car window — "Wash Me" handwritten / in stuck-on dust.
Dirty dishes / spread on the kitchen table... vase of daisies.
A boy in his room — his stuff on the floor.
Red ants swarm / over a popsicle stick — driveway curb.

The first verse of each solo rengay in this series will be chosen from haiku that I wrote between July 25, 2005 and August 10, 2006. This first one:

A green sprig
pokes above the edge —
eaves trough.

...was written after an early Autumn walk we took around the neigbourhood. At one house I saw a little weed poking above the edge of the eaves trough. It reminded me of the debris in our own eaves trough that would soon need attention. The verses in this rengay follow a theme of "Needing Clean-up". As well, each verse links to the one before it and the last verse links to the first verse. Please click on the following link for notes on the linking and other technical details:


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J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I liked looking at it at the spreadsheet thing. Looks nice.

Borut said...

When you look at it from the right perspective, and long enough, the 'world' is a complex thing, poking out of nothing...!?:)

Pat Paulk said...

Those ants always beat me to the popsicle stick. Little boogers really sting the tongue!!

Masago said...

Andrew: Thanks.

Borut: Yes, that is deeply true.

Pat: *LOL*