Rengay Through the Seasons #37 Summary

by Masago: Rengay #37 (May 11-17, 2008) Summary

Third Degree

First mowing —
I find a dog's gift
in the lawn.

2nd birthday — she gets
a furry white kitten.

He misses again
another anniversary...
third degree.

The Prof's lecture
on the fourth dimension...
she forgets the time.

On his graduation —
a CD of Beethoven's 5th.

Gifted composer —
each note found as if
by a sixth sense.

The central theme in this rengay is "Gift/Giving". A secondary theme is an ordinal sequencing (i.e. first, second, third, and so on). It was unplanned but after writing this rengay I noticed the existence of a gender pattern that had formed throughout the six verses.

The time-related theme was also unplanned. In the 5th verse it is interesting to note that Beethoven's 5th Symphony has been used to time running races. The races are either 5K or 10K. Participants attempt to finish before Beethoven's 5th symphony finishes and are typically called Beat Beethoven. Thanks to Polona for first spotting this theme.

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John McDonald said...

enjoyed this

Borut said...

Degrees of understanding!?:)

polona said...


another excellent rengay

Masago said...

John: Thanks.

Borut: ;-)

Polona: Thank you!

Janice Thomson said...

Yes this was excellent and much enjoyed.

Bill said...

Hot Seven**
each note found as if
for the first time

**One of the groups headed by Louis Armstrong in the 1920s

Masago said...

Janice: Thank you so much.

Bill: I can really understand this. Thank you.

Pamela said...

I sure missed the gift theme.
Can't see the forest for the trees - so they say!

Masago said...

Pamela: Sometimes the obvious is under our feet. :-) Thanks.