Rengay Through the Seasons #22 [1-6]

by Masago: Rengay #22 (Jan 27 to Feb 02, 2008), Verses 1-6 (of 6)

A mid-winter's eve — the repairman smiles as he / opens the furnace.
The tooth can be saved... but / a root canal is needed.
Mom succumbs / to her kids' blandishments — stray kitten.
Homeless vagrant — a long sermon comes with / the bowl of soup.
The lecture's over at last — but the prof calls a pop-quiz.
Fifty percent off — the sales clerk informs us that / the coupon's expired.

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J. Andrew Lockhart said...

this is getting sadder and sadder! :)

Pamela said...

I had to read it again after Lockhard said it got sadder and sadder. hmmmm

floots said...

good news/bad news
anti climax
sod's law
all rolled into one
and beautifully packaged by you
great series
thank you

Borut said...

The end reminds me of a Hassidic story about a farm-hand who was thinking too much… His main business was to guard the beautiful stallion in the stables of his master … One night, during one of his usually intense thinking sessions about difficult metaphysical problems, the stallion mysteriously disappeared…: The man, asked by the landlord about the whereabouts of the stallion, after thinking for a moment, said: I’ve been here all night… I’m still here… But…, the stallion is gone…?!

polona said...

bittersweet... and i love the whole series, too

Masago said...

Andrew: ;-(

Pamela: Aw, it isn't all that bad (is it?). :-)

Floots: Spot on, lad. I had to look up "sod's law" though (I'm more familiar with Murphy's Law). Thanks.

Borut: There's a good lesson here, it is often best not to "think" too much when writing verse. Thank you.

Polona: Thank you.