by Masago: Rengay #20 (Jan 13-19, 2008) Summary
Dipping a Bit More
on a branch... it dips
a bit more.
Family dinner — garlic salt
on a stick of celery.
Athletic club —
another gulp before
Siphoned gas —
on the way back the can
Sudden blizzard... we taxi
back down the runway.
an arctic bay... plumes spray
The theme here is "Weight" and is represented by the two extremes of weight from Light (v. 1 & 2) to Heavy (v. 5 & 6), and with the lifting of weights in between (v. 3 & 4).
A unique aspect of this rengay is that it has in it links that alternate between Echo/Reflection (1-2, 3-4, 5-6) and Scent (2-3, 4-5, 6-1). A reflection (or echo) link is where the one verse mirrors the objects and/or actions of the other verse but in a different setting. For example, the garlic salt sprinkled on the celery in verse 2 is a reflection of the snowflakes falling on the branch in verse 1.
A Scent link is where the one verse matches the feeling that is present in the other verse. For example, the feeling in verse 4 of being stranded without gas is matched with the feeling of being stranded at an airport in verse 5.
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