2007-11-03

Rengay Through the Seasons #9 Summary

by Masago: Rengay #7 (Oct 28 - Nov 3) Summary

Under a Sleeve

Revealing itself / upon a banana leaf — October wind.
Tree foliage descends — naked limbs emerge.
A battleship tattoo / under a sleeve rolled-up — blood-pressure test.
Fast-food server — my order taken between / tongue-ring flashes.
A rabbit-sized lump — the snake barely slithers.
Pink popcorn — a plastic toy whistle / at the box's bottom.

The central theme of this rengay is "Revealed" with a secondary theme of "Food Related". In verse 3 there is a reference to a tattoo. It was common for men to have tattoos that reflected their virility and strength. A depiction of a battleship would be one such image. It is ironical now that his strength may be in question with this blood pressure examination. As kids we'd gobble down the Lucky Pink Elephant popcorn (verse 6) to get to the cheap toy which was invariably at the bottom.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucky_Elephant_Popcorn

Please click here for link details and other notes:

http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pcytHc47X3uBFmD3M9RO5bQ&gid=0

Click here for the previous rengay in the series.

8 comments:

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

nice add on!

Borut said...

A revelatin of sorts... Of the relative nothingness behind the pink popcorn culture...!?:) A good reminder... of the Pink Panther!:)

aurora said...

AHA! :)

Ričardas said...

I enjoyed reading it again and again.

http://ricardo-haiku.blogspot.com/

polona said...

i knew it, i knew it! :)
good title!

Masago said...

Andrew: Thank you.

Borut: :-) Thanks, & I enjoyed these Clouseau movies myself!

Aurora: :-)

Ričardas: I am very pleased you enjoyed this series. Thank you.

Polona: You're a clever lass! :-)
Thank you.

Pamela said...

I'm always amazed at how it is congealed

Masago said...

Pamela: Thank you truly... "congealed", fits right in with the theme of this rengay. :-)