by John McDonald (jd), and Vaughn Seward (vs);
Rengay #35 (Apr 27 - May 3, 2008) Summary
First day out
learning to be a rabbit —
tree-bark scattered. /jm
New postal job — he opens
a gate with "Beware of Dog". /vs
The young mother
gives the infant her breast —
the crying stops. /jm
Erupting curses —
the rookie mason nearly
hits his chisel. /vs
Another wrong note —
she bangs the keyboard. /jm
He discovers how
to get under her skin:
on, off... louder... /vs
The central theme in this rengay is "New Learners". In the first verse we have a baby rabbit's first day out. The image here is of the baby rabbit nibbling on the bark of a tree creating bits of tree bark scattering it around the tree.
Interestingly, Vaughn wrote verse four and only later discovered that John is a retired stone mason!
In the last verse we had the idea that it was a young sibling that was doing the annoying, but it is possible that one could see others in this role.
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