Rengay Through the Seasons #18 Summary

by Masago: Rengay #18 (Dec 30 to Jan 5, 2008) Summary

Below a Drift

A cardinal settles
among the tree's twigs —
falling snow.

Ice fog hangs in the air —
an owl perches on a stump.

Clear and sunny —
mouse tracks lead under
a half-buried log.

Below a drift —
the squirrel uncovers a stash
of pine cones.

A cow munches on hay —
eavestrough icicles form.

A blizzard envelopes
the red barn — two horses
face the wind.

The central theme of this rengay is "Winter Weather" and is represented by various extremes of weather one encounters throughout the winter season, from blizzards to sunny days. The secondary theme of "Winter Animals" also has a progression from smaller animals (birds in verses 1 & 2, and rodents in verses 3 &4) to larger animals (ungulates in verses 5 and 6).

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J. Andrew Lockhart said...

weather! I should have guessed that. :)

John McDonald said...

loved it

Borut said...

Lively... I like the end: 'two horses face the wind'!:)

polona said...

how about some freezing rain and thaw... s'what we had these last few days... nah, it's prettier the way you wrote it.

floots said...

a beautiful piece
meteorological montage :)

Masago said...

Andrew: :-)

John: Thanks.

Borut: Some days I feel like one of them!

Polona: Maybe in rengay had 7 verses. :-) Thank you.

Floots: Thanks, love your description of it!

Bill said...

This builds very effectively, Vaughn.

Masago said...

Thank you Bill.