by Masago: Rengay #23 (Feb 3-9, 2008) Summary
Behind the Curtain
The crack of ice
over the sound of a trickle —
Behind the curtain, motionless —
the boy's turn to go on stage.
all day long — my lunch,
the only bite.
Her friend holds
the half-spud... the needle's tip
A snowboarder plows under —
his partner offers his hand.
Tap-tap, tap-tap —
a woodpecker chips deeper
into the trunk.
The central theme in this rengay is "Out of Sight". Various things are out of sight in each verse: water, boy, fish, needle tip, snowboarder, Insects.
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