Rengay Through the Seasons #17 Summary

by Masago: Rengay #17 (Dec 23-29, 2007) Summary

Another Gin

Snowy evening —
a Christmas card for mailing,
last year.

The party guests leave —
she wins another gin.

He says he knows
the one who gave the gift —
missing nametag.

Returned gamecard —
the one he really wants,
is not in stock.

Hockey card collection,
all but Wayne Gretzky's.

The mailman
comes around early —
credit card bills.

The central theme of this rengay is "Cards" with a secondary theme of "Not". Although all but the first verse has an explicit winter season reference, one should likely get a Christmas holiday feeling after reading the entire rengay. Verse two describes the leaving of party guests. There are many parties and get-togethers at this time of the year. In the third verse there is a gift without a name tag, a not uncommon event on Christmas morning (or Christmas Eve for some). In verse 4 we have a gift being returned on Boxing Day (the day after Christmas when a lot of gifts are returned, wrong size etc... a very busy shopping day. The actual term "boxing day" is of British origin). In verse six we have the after-Christmas bills to think about (or not).

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J. Andrew Lockhart said...

interesting. man, you really put a lot of work into these!

John McDonald said...

yes indeed a lot of work

Borut said...

Let's have another one!:)

polona said...

i'm impressed

Masago said...

Andrew: Thank you my friend, a labour of love? :-)

John: Thank you!

Borut: Another rengay? Or maybe another Christmas (or both?). Thanks!

Polona: Thank you!

Borut said...

Another gin, Vaughn!:)

Masago said...

Borut: "...down the hatch!", then. :-)

Bill said...

A persuasively wry look at the season, Vaughn.

Masago said...

Thanks Bill!