2007-10-23

Rengay Through the Seasons #8 [1-3]

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.]

Click here for the previous rengay in the series.

7 comments:

floots said...

says a lot about our legal system

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

they'll take everything away, won't they? Sad.

Pamela said...

that is sad... tradition ends. I always enjoyed seeing those guys in there robes and powders.

John McDonald said...

interesting one
john

polona said...

very good in its own right and intriguing as a part of the linked verse

Richard Mark Kay said...

It was the Butler wot did it!

Masago said...

Floots: :-)

Andrew: Yeah, but they were kinda goofy. But I now know why they existed (to be a kind of disguise for the prosecutors).

Pamela: ...silly as it is. :-)

John: Thanks.

Polona: Many thanks.

Richard: Aye, could be so, lad. :-)