by Daniela Bullas (db), and Vaughn Seward (vs);
Rengay #8 (Oct 21-27) Verses 1-3 (of 6):
All 'round the scarecrow / a large flock of loud blackbirds — he wears new old clothes. /db
Just-built library courtyard — Mahatma Gandhi's bronze head. /vs
A whodunit book — disguising his appearance / with a judge’s wig. /db
[In England and Wales judges had worn full-bottomed wigs for criminal trials until the 1840s. This old-fashioned custom is now only used for ceremonial dress and in January, 2008 the tradition will be abolished.]
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