Rengay Through the Seasons #27 Summary

by Masago: Rengay #27 (Mar 2-8, 2008) Summary

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March flurries —
snowflakes on my hand,
just not the same.

An e-mail from her — a scan
of his first love letter.

Flight home —
back then it was by train
for three days.

Riding the subway —
I listen to a Beatles album
on my iPod.

Old-timers hockey game —
a cell-phone instant replay.

Late winter
skiing trip — each run
still a thrill.

The first and last verses of this rengay reference the theme of "Then & Now" the same way but from different perspectives. In the first verse the snowflakes falling on the hand at the end of winter are viewed differently than when snowflakes fell on the same hand at the beginning of the winter. In the last verse the level of joy for skiing has not declined over the course of the winter.

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J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I really think this one is my favorite. :)

jem said...

I felt the meaning strongly in these. I'm sure many things we encounter could be viewed in this way, but the examples you picked worked particularly well.

polona said...

tempus fugit...

Bill said...

Nicely developed, Vaughn.

Masago said...

Andrew: Many thanks, your words are greatly appreciated.

Jem: Thank very much.

Polona: Scilicet!

Bill: Thanks, Bill.

Borut said...

It's all the same: Nothing is the same!:)

Masago said...

Borut: That's right, we're all on a giant tread mill. :-)